Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/devętь

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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]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥. Compare Latvian deviņi, Lithuanian devyni, from Eastern Baltic *dewin, ultimately of the same Indo-European root. The initial 'd' in Eastern Baltic and Slavic has sometimes been explained as dissimilation, or by alliteration to *desętь (ten) (compare a similar alliteration that may have occurred in Proto-Germanic between *fedwōr (four) and *fimf (five)).

Noun[edit]

Proto-Slavic numbers (edit)
90
 ←  8 9 10  → 
    Cardinal: *devętь
    Ordinal: *devętъ
    Collective: *devętero
    Fractional: *devętina

*devętь f

  1. nine

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