Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/-iťь

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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]

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Comparison with Baltic languages points to antiquity of denominal formations:

Suffix[edit]

*-iťь m

  1. Denominal, forming masculine diminutives from masculine nouns.
    *kozьlъ ‎(billy goat) → *kozьliťь ‎(kid goat)
    *otrokъ ‎(boy) → *otročiťь ‎(child)
  2. Denominal, forming patronyms and metronyms.
    Slovene: JanežJanežič
  3. Denominal, forming demonyms.
    Russian: Москва ‎(Moskva) → Москвич ‎(Moskvič)
    Slovene: CelovecCelovčič, PodgoraPodgorčič
    *dregy, *dregъve ‎(swamp) → Russian Дреговичи ‎(Dregoviči) (East Slavic tribe)
    *obъ Odrě ‎(on Oder) → *obodriťь ‎(Obotrites)
  4. Deadjectival, denoting a carrier of a property.
    *golъ ‎(naked) → *goliťь ‎(something naked)
    *bělъ ‎(white) → *běliťь ‎(something white)
  5. (by extension) Denoting a carrier of a property but with a diminutive meaning through a parallel word formation from deadjectival nouns and adjectives.
    *moldъ ‎(young), *moldę, *moldęte ‎(youngling) → *moldiťь ‎(youngling)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Category Proto-Slavic words suffixed with *-iťь not found


Descendants[edit]

  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: -ичь ‎(-ičĭ)
      • Belarusian: -іч ‎(-ič)
      • Russian: -ич ‎(-ič)
      • Ukrainian: -ич ‎(-yč)
    • Old Novgorodian: -иць ‎(-icĭ)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: -ic
    • Kashubian: -ëc
    • Polish: -yc
      • → Yiddish: ־יץ ‎(-its)
    • Slovak: -ic
    • Sorbian:
      • Lower Sorbian: -ic
      • Upper Sorbian: -ic

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