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алей

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [aˈlʲej]
  • Audio:(file)

Etymology 1

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *olějь, from Latin oleum, from Ancient Greek ἔλαιον (élaion), from Proto-Hellenic *élaiwon. Compare with Polish olej.

Noun

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але́й (aljéjm inan (genitive але́ю, nominative plural але́і, genitive plural але́яў)

  1. oil (oil produced from plants)
  2. oil (liquid fat)
    Hypernym: тлу́шч (tlúšč)
  3. holy oil, chrism
    Synonym: яле́й (jaljéj)
Usage notes
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If further unqualified in everyday speech, it means cooking oil. Motor oil is алі́ва (alíva). Crude oil is на́фта (náfta).

Declension
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Etymology 2

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Noun

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але́й (aljéjf inan

  1. genitive plural of але́я (aljéja)

References

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  • алей” in Belarusian–Russian dictionaries and Belarusian dictionaries at slounik.org
  • алей”, in Skarnik's Belarusian dictionary (in Belarusian), based on Kandrat Krapiva's Explanatory Dictionary of the Belarusian Language (1977-1984)

Bulgarian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French allée.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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але́й (aléjm

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of але́я (aléja, allée)

Declension

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References

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  • алей”, in Речник на българския език [Dictionary of the Bulgarian Language] (in Bulgarian), Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2014

Ukrainian

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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але́й (aléjf inan

  1. genitive plural of але́я (aléja)