Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/o(b)

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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

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

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PrepositionEdit

*o(b)

  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.

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DescendantsEdit

  • East Slavic:
    • Belarusian: аб (ab)
    • Russian: о (o), об (ob), обо (obo)
    • Ukrainian: об (ob)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic: