See also: ост

Bulgarian

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Etymology

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From Old Church Slavonic -ость (-ostĭ), from Proto-Slavic *-ostь.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [-ɔst]
  • Never stressed.

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-ост (-ost)

  1. Appended to adjectives and verbs to create a feminine noun, usually denoting a feature or quality.
    смел (smel) + ‎-ост (-ost) → ‎сме́лост (smélost)
    хра́бър (hrábǎr) + ‎-ост (-ost) → ‎хра́брост (hrábrost)
    мил (mil) + ‎-ост (-ost) → ‎ми́лост (mílost)
    лек (lek) + ‎-ост (-ost) → ‎ле́кост (lékost)
    стар (star) + ‎-ост (-ost) → ‎ста́рост (stárost)
    глуп (glup) + ‎-ост (-ost) → ‎глу́пост (glúpost)

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Macedonian

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *-ostь.

Suffix

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-ост (-ostf

  1. Appended to adjectives and verbs to create a feminine noun, usually denoting a feature or quality.
    млад (mlad) + ‎-ост (-ost) → ‎младост (mladost)
    стар (star) + ‎-ост (-ost) → ‎старост (starost)
    храбар (hrabar) + ‎-ост (-ost) → ‎храброст (hrabrost)
    вечен (večen) + ‎-ост (-ost) → ‎вечност (večnost)
    проѕирен (prodziren) + ‎-ост (-ost) → ‎проѕирност (prodzirnost)

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Serbo-Croatian

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *-ostь; compare Old Church Slavonic -ость (-ostĭ).

Suffix

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-ост (Latin spelling -ost)

  1. Appended to adjectives and verbs to create a feminine noun, usually denoting a feature or quality. Similar to -оћа.

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