Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/-ьca

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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Slavic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *-ьka, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *-ikaʔ, from Proto-Indo-European -i-keh₂.

Suffix[edit]

*-ьca f

  1. Denominal, forms diminutives.
    *myšь(mouse)*myšьca(a small mouse; muscle)
    *vьrvь(rope)*vьrvьca(cord, string)
  2. Deverbal (from the stem), forms agent nouns.
    *ubiti(to kill)*ubьjьca(killer)
    *ědti > *ěsti(to eat)*ědьca(eater)
  3. Structural formant, without a base noun to synchronically derive from.
    *ovьca(sheep)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Descendants[edit]

  • East Slavic:
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: -ca
    • Polish: -ca
    • Slovak: -ca
    • Sorbian:
      • Lower Sorbian: -ca
      • Upper Sorbian: -ca

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