This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Slavic edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *kijas. Morphologically from *čь (what) +‎ *-jь (possessive suffix).

Determiner edit


  1. whose

Declension edit

See also edit

Descendants edit

  • East Slavic:
    • Belarusian: чый (čyj)
    • Russian: чей (čej)
    • Ukrainian: чий (čyj)
  • South Slavic:
    • Old Church Slavonic:
      Old Cyrillic script: чии (čii)
      Glagolitic script: [Term?]
    • Bulgarian: чий (čij)
    • Macedonian: чиј (čij)
    • Serbo-Croatian:
      Cyrillic script: чѝјӣ
      Latin script: čìjī
  • West Slavic:

Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “чей”, in Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), transl. & suppl. by Oleg Trubachyov, Moscow: Progress