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 *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)).

Noun edit

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

*dȅvętь f[1][2]

  1. nine

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References edit

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