-тель

See also: тель

Contents

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *-teljь. Cognate to Old Church Slavonic -тєль ‎(-telĭ), Serbo-Croatian -telj and Czech -tel.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-тель ‎(-telʹm

  1. -er (a suffix appended to words to create a masculine noun, usually denoting a profession, performer of an action or a human relation)
    писа́ть ‎(pisátʹ, to write) → писа́тель ‎(pisátelʹ, writer)
    предста́вить ‎(predstávitʹ, to represent) → представи́тель ‎(predstavítelʹ, representative)

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • The stress is usually drawn onto the preceding syllable (but see слу́шатель ‎(slúšatelʹ, listener)).

Derived termsEdit

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