Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/otьcь

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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-SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Most probably an early agent noun from native *otъ (father) +‎ *-ьcь.

NounEdit

*otь̀cь m[1][2][3]

  1. father, patriarch

Usage notesEdit

Following the Christianization of Early Slavs, in many languages the reflexes of *otьcь became calques of Byzantine Greek παπᾶς (papâs, spiritual father), Latin pāpa (id.) (whence Proto-Slavic *popъ (priest)) and are used as an appellation to ecclesiastical figures (priests, clerics, bishops, etc.).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*otьcь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 383
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “otьcь otьca”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b (SA 171); a? (PR 132)”
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016), “otec”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar3 (in Slovene), https://fran.si: “Pslovan. *otьcь̏”