-еть

RussianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From *-ěti, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *-ēˀtei, from Proto-Indo-European *-eh₁- (stative suffix).

PronunciationEdit

  • (unstressed) IPA(key): [ʲɪtʲ]
  • (stressed) IPA(key): [ˈʲetʲ]

SuffixEdit

-е́ть or -еть (-étʹ or -etʹ)

  1. The infinitive suffix for some verbs; often indicates an intransitive or perfective verb. Becomes -ать (-atʹ) after hushing consonants (ж ч ш щ) or ц. Becomes -ять (-jatʹ) after vowels. Forms both class-5 and class-1 verbs. Probably not productive in class-5 verbs except possibly for onomatopoeic verbs.

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