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

PIE word

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *swajas, from Proto-Indo-European *swoyos from *swé. Cognate with Old Prussian swais, Lithuanian savas, Latvian savs, Latgalian sovs, Latin suus, German sein, Old Norse sik (oneself), Gothic 𐍃𐍅𐌴𐍃 (swēs, one's own), Sanskrit स्व (sva, one's own).

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  1. one's own (his, her, its, their own)

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