Bulgarian

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Etymology

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From Proto-Slavic *dětę, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (to suck, suckle).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [dɛˈtɛ]
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Noun

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дете́ (detén (relational adjective де́тски or дети́нски)

  1. child, kid

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References

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  • дете”, in Речник на българския език [Dictionary of the Bulgarian Language] (in Bulgarian), Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2014
  • дете”, in Речник на българския език [Dictionary of the Bulgarian Language] (in Bulgarian), Chitanka, 2010

Macedonian

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *dětę, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (to suck, suckle).

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Noun

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дете (deten (plural деца, relational adjective детски, diminutive детенце or детуле, augmentative детиште)

  1. child, kid

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Serbo-Croatian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *dětę, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (to suck, suckle).

Noun

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де́те n (Latin spelling déte, relational adjective дѐчјӣ)

  1. child, kid

Declension

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This word has no plural, but the collective noun дѐца is used instead.