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Kinship Terms
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Kinship terminology is the system of names used to represent the realms of genetic and social relatedness. In the Slavic languages, the terminology of kinship belongs to the oldest strata of Common Slavic, and at its core to the Indo-European lexical layer. The tendency toward gradual simplification of the terminological system describing kinship is characteristic of all the Slavic languages and runs c…

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Bjeletić, Marta, “Kinship Terms”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 11 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032515>
First published online: 2020



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