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EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic вѣдьма (vědĭma), from Proto-Slavic *věd- + *-ьma.

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NounEdit

ве́дьма (védʹmaf anim (genitive ве́дьмы, nominative plural ве́дьмы, genitive plural ведьм)

  1. witch
  2. (colloquial, pejorative) hag, shrew, beldam, harridan, vixen
  3. Old Maid (card game)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “ведьма”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “ведьма”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 137