Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/-ovati

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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-SlavicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (after a palatal consonant) *-evati

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Lithuanian -áuti,[1] Old Prussian -aut. Possibly also with Lithuanian -úoti, Latvian -uot, although Svensson rejects the plausibility of the "uo" sound change.[2]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

SuffixEdit

*-ovati

  1. Creates verbs out of nouns and adjectives

ConjugationEdit

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DescendantsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  • Skok, Petar (1971–1974) Etimologijski rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika (in Serbo-Croatian), Zagreb: JAZU, page 59

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Miguel Villanueva Svensson (2014), “The origins of the denominative type Lith. ‑áuti, ‑áuja, OCS ‑ovati, ‑ujǫ”, in Baltistica, volume 49, issue 2, DOI:10.15388/baltistica.49.2.2221, pages 251–264
  2. ^ Frederik Kortlandt (1995), “Lithuanian verbs in -auti and -uoti”, in Linguistica Baltica, volume 4, pages 141—143