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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.



From Proto-Balto-Slavic *ab, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ebʰi.



  1. (with locative) around, about
  2. (with locative) concerning
  3. (with accusative) against, on
  4. (with accusative) during

Usage notesEdit

Because of the law of open syllables, the final -b was often dropped. It was retained when the next word began with a vowel or with l or r. When combined with a word that began with v, it was also retained, but the v was dropped.