Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/u

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

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Etymology

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From Proto-Balto-Slavic *au, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ew. Cognate with Lithuanian au-.

Preposition

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*u[1]

  1. (originally) away from [+genitive]
  2. at, near [+genitive]

Synonyms

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: у (u)
      • Old Ruthenian: у (u)
        • Belarusian: у (u)
        • Carpathian Rusyn: у (u)
        • Ukrainian: у (u)
      • Russian: у (u)
    • Old Novgorodian: оу (u)
  • South Slavic:
    • Old Church Slavonic: оу (u)
    • Bulgarian: у (u)
    • Serbo-Croatian:
      Cyrillic script: у
      Latin script: u
    • Slovene: u
  • West Slavic:
    • Old Czech: u
      • Czech: u
    • Old Polish: u
      • Masurian: û
      • Polish: u
      • Silesian: u
    • Slovak: u
    • Polabian: ai̯, au̯
    • Pomeranian:
      • Kashubian: ù
      • Slovincian:
    • Sorbian:
      • Lower Sorbian: wu

Further reading

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  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “у”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • Boryś, Wiesław (2005) “u”, in Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego (in Polish), Kraków: Wydawnictwo Literackie, →ISBN, page 659

References

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  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*u”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 506