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-бище

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EtymologyEdit

Generalized from nouns ending in -ба́ (-bá) to which -ище (-išče) had been added. Compare стрельба́ (strelʹbá, shooting) + -ище (-išče)стре́льбище (strélʹbišče, shooting range), later reinterpreted as стреля́ть (streljátʹ) + -бище (-bišče); similarly with мо́льбище (mólʹbišče, prayer ground), originally derived from мольба́ (molʹbá, entreaty, prayer).

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-бище (-bišče)

  1. Added to verbs to form nouns indicating locations.
    стреля́ть (streljátʹ, to shoot)стре́льбище (strélʹbišče, shooting ground, shooting range)
    лежа́ть (ležátʹ, to lie)ле́жбище (léžbišče, lair)
    класть (klastʹ, to lay), 1st. singular кладу́ (kladú)кла́дбище (kládbišče, cemetery)

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