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RussianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • во- (vo-) (before certain consonant clusters)

EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic въ- (vŭ-), from Proto-Slavic *vъ(n)-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én. The /n/ persists in внять (vnjatʹ). See also в (v), Old East Slavic въ (), Proto-Slavic *vъ(n). Compare the similar development in с- (s-) from Proto-Slavic *sъ(n)-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [v] (before vowels and voiced consonants)
  • IPA(key): [f] (before voiceless consonants)

PrefixEdit

в- (v-)

  1. in, into (describing an action of moving inside of something or moving deeper into something)
    во- (vo-) + ‎-йти́ (-jtí, to go) → ‎войти́ (vojtí, to go in, to enter)

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