Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/-ošь

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 *-oxъ +‎ *-ь.

Suffix edit

*-ošь m or f[1][2]

  1. Forming attributive deadjectival nouns
    *bě̃lъ (white)*bělošь (someone or something white)
    *dь̀lgъ (long)*dь̀lgošь (someone or something long)
  2. Forming male hypocoristic given names
    *kvě̑tъ (flower)*Květošь
    *bagy (wetland)*Bagošь
  3. Forming female (hypocoristic) given names
    *moky (wet place)*Mokošь (theonym)

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2014) “2.5.2 *-ošь < *-aši”, in Slavic Nominal Word-formation: Proto-Indo-European Origins and Historical Development (Empirie und Theorie der Sprachwissenschaft; 3), Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, →ISBN, page 52
  2. ^ Sławski, Franciszek, editor (1974), “Suf. -ošь”, in Słownik prasłowiański [Proto-Slavic Dictionary] (in Polish), volumes 1 (a – bьzděti), Wrocław: Ossolineum, page 78