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- *h₂m̥bʰi (“around”)
- *h₁epi/*h₁opi: Lithuanian ap(y)-, apýilgis, aprangà, Latin ob-, oblongus (: *odьlgъ, *orǫga)
- (with locative) around, about
- (with locative) concerning
- (with accusative) against, on
- (with accusative) during
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.
- East Slavic:
- South Slavic:
- West Slavic: