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

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *-tós.

Suffix edit

*-otъ m[1]

  1. Forms resultant nouns from verbs, adjectives, or nouns:
    *živъ (alive), *žiti (to live)*životъ (life)
    *žьvati (to munch, to chew)*životъ (stomach, belly)
    *sopti (to rumble, to wheeze)*sopotъ (place with echo)
    *jьmati (to have, to possess)*jьmotъ (property)
    *blekъ (bleat, whine)*blekotъ (poisonous herb (that causes temporary speech impediment)))
    *pǫkъ (crack, snap)*pǫkotъ (rupture)
  2. Forms event nouns, denoting sounds or effects, from onomatopoeic or expressive stems:
    *groxati (to thunder)*groxotъ (rumble, din)
    *trepati (to swing, to jerk)*trepetъ (trill)
    *ękati (to groan, to rumble)*ękotъ (echo, resound)
    *go-go! (onomatopoeia) → *gogotъ (titter, laughter)
    *ky-ky! (onomatopoeia) → *kykotъ (giggle)
    *xo-xo! (onomatopoeia) → *xoxotъ (derisive laughter)

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References edit

  1. ^ Halla-aho, Jussi (2006) Problems of Proto-Slavic Historical Nominal Morphology: On the Basis of Old Church Slavic (Slavica Helsingiensia; 26), Helsinki: University of Helsinki, page 66