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BelarusianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *-ьnikъ. Cognate with Russian -ник (-nik).

SuffixEdit

-нік (-nik)

  1. Used to form animate nouns
    дзе́яць (dzjéjacʹ) + ‎-нік (-nik) → ‎дзе́йнік (dzjéjnik)

Derived termsEdit