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Old Church SlavonicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *děva (maiden, girl).

NounEdit

дѣва (děvaf

  1. virgin
  2. maiden

Old East SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *děva (maiden, girl).

NounEdit

дѣва (děvaf

  1. maiden, damsel, virgin

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Russian: де́ва (déva)
  • Ukrainian: діва (diva)

ReferencesEdit

  • Sreznevskij, I. I. (1893), “дѣва”, in Materialy dlja slovarja drevne-russkago jazyka po pisʹmennym pamjatnikam [Materials for the Dictionary of the Old Russian Language According to Written Monuments] (in Russian), volume 1, Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, page 780