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-тель

-тель

See also: тељ and -тељ

Old Church Slavonic

Suffix

-тел҄ь (-telʹĭ)

  1. -er, -or; Deverbative nominalizing suffix used to create a masculine agent noun. Usually derived from infinitive (or "aorist") stem of verbs, rarely from root-class verbs, such as:
    Some nouns derive from infinitive stem in -а- or -ѣ-:
    The most common are the nouns with infinitive in -и-:

Derived terms

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Related terms

  • -итель (-itelĭ)
  • -арь (-arĭ)

Russian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *-teljь. Cognate to Old Church Slavonic -тель (-telĭ), Serbo-Croatian -telj and Czech -tel.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [tʲɪlʲ]

Suffix

-тель (-telʹ) m

  1. -er (a suffix appended to words to create a masculine noun, usually denoting a profession, performer of an action or a human relation)
    писа́ть (pisátʹ, to write)писа́тель (pisátelʹ, writer)
    предста́вить (predstávitʹ, to represent)представи́тель (predstavítelʹ, representative)

Declension

Usage notes

  • The stress is usually drawn onto the preceding syllable (but see слу́шатель (slúšatelʹ, listener)).

Derived terms

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