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Proto-Slavic edit

Etymology edit

Extracted from thematisations of u-stem nouns, such as *domovъ (domestic) from *domъ. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *-ew-, the oblique stem of u-stem nouns (*-us) plus the o-stem ending *-os (see also *-ъ for the discussion about the unexpected reflex of *-os).

Adjective edit


  1. of, belonging to; creates possessive adjectives. Also productive for creating family names, which indicated origin or relationship.

Usage notes edit

This suffix is attached only to o-stem nouns. The suffix *-inъ is used for other types of noun, including especially a-stems (feminines). The variant *-evъ is attached to soft-declension nouns (which end in a palatal consonant).

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • East Slavic:
    • Belarusian: -аў (-aŭ) (unstressed), -оў (-oŭ) (stressed)
    • Russian: -ов (-ov)
    • Ukrainian: -ів (-iv), -овий (-ovyj)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic: