Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/-otъ

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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]

Derived from *-tъ appended to o-stems *-о, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *-tós.

Suffix[edit]

*-otъ m

  1. From adjectives/adverbs, forms action nouns
    Synonyms: *-nь, *-kъ
    *životъ (life)*živo (lively)
    *jьmotъ (property, estate)**jьmo*jьměti (to have)
    *xobotъ (trunk, proboscis)**xobo*skoba (bracket)
  2. From onomatopoeic verbs, forms action nouns
    Synonym: *-očь
    *groxotъ (crush, din)*groxati (to thunder, to echo)
    *blekotъ (fool's parsley)*blekati (to mumble, to daydream)
    *trepetъ (trill, tremble)*trepati (to swingle, to tremble)
    *gogotъ (titter, laughter) ← reduplicated form of *gakati (to sniggle) ← interjection *ga-ga!
    *klokotъ (clutter) (along with *klokočь) ← Pre-Slavic *klokti (to gurgle, to rill)

Alternative forms[edit]

  • *-etъ (when appended to yo-stems)

Related terms[edit]

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


References[edit]

  • J. Halla-aho (2006): "Nouns in */-t-o-/" in Problems of Proto-Slavic Historical Nominal Morphology, University of Helsenki, p. 66

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