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Proto-Slavic Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *ki, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷíd.

Pronoun Edit


  1. what; alternative form of *čьto

Declension Edit

See *čьto. Only the nominative differs, the other case forms are the same.

Descendants Edit

  • South Slavic:
    • Serbo-Croatian: (occurring in the Čakavian dialects, which are named for their use of this pronoun)
      Latin: čȁ
  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: č (in contractions like , več, zač)
    • Old Polish: cz (in contractions like ocz, wecz, zacz)