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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *běžati, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *bēˀgjā́ˀtei, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰégʷ-y-eh₂-ti, from *bʰegʷ- (to flee, run).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [bʲɪˈʐatʲ]
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VerbEdit

бежа́ть (bežátʹimpf or pf (perfective побежа́ть)

  1. (imperfective only) to run, to be running
  2. to flee, to be fleeing
  3. to avoid, to be avoiding, to shun, to be shunning

Usage notesEdit

ConjugationEdit

imperfective

perfective

Derived termsEdit

Note: Not all of the following are strictly derived from бежа́ть (bežátʹ). Some are derived from бе́гать (bégatʹ), the abstract verb corresponding to бежа́ть (bežátʹ) (a concrete verb), and a parallel etymological formation ultimately based on the same root.

imperfective

perfective

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