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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.



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Comparison with Baltic languages points to antiquity of denominal formations:


*-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)


Derived terms[edit]

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


  • East Slavic:
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: -ic
    • Kashubian: -ëc
    • Polish: -yc
    • Slovak: -ic
    • Sorbian:
      • Lower Sorbian: -ic
      • Upper Sorbian: -ic