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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.



From Proto-Indo-European *h₁n̥, zero-grade form of *h₁én.



  1. (with locative) in, inside, within (stationary)
  2. (with accusative) in, into, inside (motion to)
  3. (with accusative) at (a moment in time)
  4. (with locative) in, during (a period of time)

Usage notes[edit]

Because of the law of open syllables, the final -n was normally dropped. But when combined with a stem that (originally?) began with a vowel, it was attached to the following word.



  • East Slavic:
    • Belarusian: у (u), ў (ŭ)
    • Russian: в (v), во (vo)
    • Ukrainian: у (u), в (v)
  • South Slavic:
    • Old Church Slavonic: въ ()
    • Bulgarian: в (v)
    • Macedonian: во (vo)
    • Serbo-Croatian:
      Cyrillic: у, (Kajkavian в, ву)
      Latin: u, (Kajkavian v, vu)
    • Slovene: v
  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: v, ve
    • Polish: w, we
    • Slovak: v, vo
    • Sorbian:
      • Lower Sorbian: w
      • Upper Sorbian: w