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-Indo-European *h₂ew- (to perceive, see).

Noun edit

*avь f

  1. obviousness?
  2. apparency?
  3. reality?

Inflection edit

Descendants edit

  • East Slavic:
    • Old Ruthenian: ꙗвъ (jav), ꙗве (jave), ꙗво (javo)
    • Russian: явь (javʹ)
  • West Slavic:

Further reading edit

  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1974), “*avь”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 1 (*a – *besědьlivъ), Moscow: Nauka, page 99