баловать

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic баловати (balovati, to flatter, to heal), from Proto-Slavic *badlovati. Per Vasmer, cognate to Slovene balováti and probably not to Sanskrit बाल (bāla, kid, infant).

PronunciationEdit

  • балова́ть: IPA(key): [bəɫɐˈvatʲ]
  • (nonstandard) ба́ловать: IPA(key): [ˈbaɫəvətʲ]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

балова́ть or ба́ловать (balovátʹ or bálovatʹimpf (perfective избалова́ть or изба́ловать or побалова́ть or поба́ловать)

  1. to indulge, to spoil, to pet, to pamper
  2. to give a treat

ConjugationEdit

or (nonstandard)

Derived termsEdit

imperfective

perfective

Related termsEdit