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EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic съвѣдѣтель (sŭvědětelĭ). Originally contained the archaic root вѣд- (věd-, to know); after regular dissimilation ѣ-ѣ > и-ѣ reanalysed as containing the root вид- (vid-, to see), and thus synchronically analysable as с- (s-) +‎ ви́деть (vídetʹ) +‎ -тель (-telʹ).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [svʲɪˈdʲetʲɪlʲ]
  • (file)

NounEdit

свиде́тель (svidételʹm anim (genitive свиде́теля, nominative plural свиде́тели, genitive plural свиде́телей, feminine свиде́тельница)

  1. eyewitness, witness (one who has a personal knowledge of something)

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