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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *běžati

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

бежа́ть (bežátʹimpf (perfective побежа́ть)

  1. to run, to be running
  2. to flee, to be fleeing
  3. to avoid, be avoiding, to shun, to be shunning

Usage notesEdit

бежа́ть (bežátʹ) and побежа́ть (pobežátʹ) are concrete verbs. Their counterpart, бе́гать (bégatʹ), is an abstract verb.

ConjugationEdit

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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