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

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *akstis, probably from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (sharp).

Noun edit

*ostь f

  1. sharp point
  2. awl
  3. fishbone

Declension edit

Descendants edit

  • East Slavic:
    • Russian: ость (ostʹ)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:

Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “ость”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress