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 lengthened grade *rěk- of *reťi +‎ *-ь.

Noun edit

*rě̑čь f

  1. speech

Inflection edit

Descendants edit

  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: рѣчь (rěčĭ, speech, request)
      • Belarusian: рэч (reč, thing)
      • Russian: речь (rečʹ, speech, conversation, word)
      • Ukrainian: річ (rič, thing, matter, language)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:

References edit

  • Derksen, Rick (2008) “*rě̑čь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 434
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “речь”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress