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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 *staʔros, from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂-ro-. Morphologically *stati +‎ *-rъ.

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian stóras (thick, fat).

Indo-European cognates include Proto-Germanic *stōraz, Sanskrit स्थिर (sthira).


*stàrъ (comparative *starějь)

  1. old


Accent paradigm a.

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