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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.



Probably continuing the inchoative suffix Proto-Indo-European *-skós.

In South Slavic, the suffix underwent splitting *-skъ > *-s(ъ)kъ.


*-skъ m

  1. From expressive or onomatopaeic interjections, forms nouns denoting the respective interjection
    Synonyms: *-kъ, *-pъ
    *piskъ (peep, squeak) ← e-grade of *pěti (to sing)*pi-pi!
    *vyskъ (neigh)*vyti (to howl)*vъjь! (woe, wail)
    *plěskъ (splash, sound of slapping)*plěkati (to clap, to slap)*plě-plě!
    *trěskъ (clatter)*trakati (to rattle)*tra-tra!
    *krěskъ (grunt, scream)*krěkati (to crack)*krě-krě!
    *driskъ (burst, spurt) (pejoratively could mean "turd")*derti (to tear)
    *sviskъ (swish, hissing)*svistěti (to whistle)
  2. From inchoative verbs, forms action nouns
    *puskъ (launch, drop)*puskati (to let go, to drop)
    *tiskъ (pressure, push)*tiskati (to press, to squeeze)
    *tъska (stenosis)*tъsnǫti (to compress, to damage)
    *luskъ/*luska (shell)*luskati (to peel)
    *blěskъ (glimmer)*blьščati (to shine)
    *sъblьskъ (collision)*blьskati (to push, to dash, to hustle)


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