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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 concurren…

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Bjeletić, Marta, “Kinship Terms”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief: Marc L. Greenberg, General Editor: Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032515>
First published online: 2020

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