ведьма

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

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

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ReferencesEdit

  • ведьма in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv
  • ведьма” in Pavel Černyx (1999), Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 2 vols (3rd ed.), Moscow: Publishing House "Russian Language", volume 1, page 137
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