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обаим

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EtymologyEdit

From the verb обаять (obajatʹ), обаивать (obaivatʹ, to charm). Possible link with the proper noun Обаим (Obaim) / Обоим (Oboim)

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NounEdit

оба́им (obáimm anim

  1. (dialectal) A sweet-talking, crafty or deceptive person.
    Э́тот оба́им хоть како́го несгово́рчивого и упря́мого челове́ка оба́ет.
    Étot obáim xotʹ kakógo nesgovórčivogo i uprjámogo čelovéka obájet.
    This sweet-talker could charm even the most stubborn person.

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ReferencesEdit

  • “абаим” in Aleksandr Anikin (2007—), Russkij etimologičeskij slovarʹ [Russian Etymological Dictionary], Moscow: Manuscripts of Ancient Russia, volume I, page 65
  • “обаим” in Fedot Filin and Fedor Sorokoletov (1965—), Slovarʹ russkix narodnyx govorov [Dictionary of Russian Dialects], Moscow, Saint Petersburg: Nauka, volume XXI, page 343b
  • обаивать in Vladimir Dalʹ (1880–82), Tolkovyj slovarʹ živogo velikorusskogo jazyka [Explanatory Dictionary of the Living Great Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition).