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CzechEdit

PrefixEdit

po-

  1. Perfective aspect, as in požádat ask
  2. After, as in pozdě late, from po
  3. place names

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EsperantoEdit

PrefixEdit

po-

  1. A prefix having a similar distributive meaning as the preposition po
    vendi pogrande — sell wholesale
    la ponumera prezo — the price per issue
    poiom — bit by bit

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Proto-Indo-European *h₂pó, zero-grade of *h₂epo (whence ab).

PrefixEdit

po-

  1. off, away

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ReferencesEdit

  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag

PolishEdit

PrefixEdit

po-

  1. Prepended to imperfective verbs to form iterative perfectives
    narzekać impf (to complain)ponarzekać pf (to complain some)
    nalepiać impf (to glue, to stick)ponalepiać pf (to stick in several places)
  2. Prepended to imperfective verbs to create semelfactive perfectives
    grzebać (to be burying)pogrzebać (to bury)

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Further readingEdit

  • po- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PrefixEdit

po- (Cyrillic spelling по-)

  1. perfective aspect
  2. After, on, a-, from po

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *po-. Prefixed form of the preposition po.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

po-

  1. Forms perfective verbs with the following meanings:
    1. (no change in meaning)
      po- + ‎jẹ́sti (to eat) → ‎pojẹ́sti (to eat)
    2. for a while
      po- + ‎spáti (to sleep) → ‎pospáti (to sleep for a while)
    3. one after another
      po- + ‎gubīti (to lose) → ‎pogubīti (to lose one after another)

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