Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/devętь

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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed words 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

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥. Compare Latvian deviņi, Lithuanian devyni, from Eastern Baltic *dewin, ultimately of the same Indo-European root. The initial 'd' in Eastern Baltic and Slavic has sometimes been explained as dissimilation, or by alliteration to *desętь (ten) (compare a similar alliteration that may have occurred in Proto-Germanic between *fedwōr (four) and *fimf (five)).

NounEdit

Proto-Slavic numbers (edit)
90
 ←  8 9 10  → 
    Cardinal: *devętь
    Ordinal: *devętъ
    Adverbial: *devętь kortь
    Multiplier: *devętьnъ, *devętь kortьnъ
    Collective: *devętero
    Fractional: *devętina

*dȅvętь f[1][2]

  1. nine

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • East Slavic:
    • Belarusian: дзевяць (dzjevjacʹ)
    • Russian: девять (devjatʹ)
    • Rusyn: де́вять (dévjatʹ)
    • Ukrainian: дев'ять (devʺjatʹ)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick, “*dȅvętь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2008, →ISBN, page 101: “num. i (c) ‘nine’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas, “devętь”, in Common Slavic accentological word list[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander, 2001: “f. c nine (PR 138)”