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гонять

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *goniti, *gnati, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰen- (to kill). Cognate with Albanian gjan (I hunt), Lithuanian giñti, Old Norse gunnr (fight), Latin de-fendo, Ancient Greek θείνω (theínō), Armenian գան (gan, beating, blows).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

гоня́ть (gonjátʹimpf

  1. to drive
  2. to distill
  3. to chase, to pursue
  4. to speed along

Usage notesEdit

Гонять is in the class of Russian abstract verbs. Its counterpart, гнать (gnatʹ), is in the class of Russian concrete verbs.

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