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Old Church SlavonicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

дѣвица (děvicaf

  1. girl
  2. virgin

Old East SlavicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

дѣвица (děvicaf

  1. maid, maiden, damsel, virgin

DescendantsEdit

  • Russian: деви́ца (devíca)
  • Ukrainian: діви́ца (divýca)

ReferencesEdit

  • Sreznevskij, I. I. (1893), “дѣвица”, 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