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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-Balto-Slavic *náwas, from Proto-Indo-European *néwos.


*nòvъ (comparative *novějь)[1]

  1. new


Accent paradigm b.

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Derived terms[edit]


  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: новъ (novŭ)
    • Old Novgorodian: новыи (novyi) (Birch bark manuscripts of Old Novgorod: №713, №750, №9, №18)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:

Further reading[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “новый”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “новый”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 575
  • Trubačóv, Oleg, editor (1999), “*novъ(jь)”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 26, Moscow: Nauka, page 9
  • Šanskij, N. M. (2004), “новый”, in Školʹnyj etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [School Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Drofa


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*nòvъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 357: “adj. o (b) ‘new’”