BelarusianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Belarusian вѣкъ (věk), from Old East Slavic вѣкъ (věkŭ), from Proto-Slavic *věkъ.

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NounEdit

век (vjekm inan (genitive ве́ку, nominative plural вякі́, genitive plural вяко́ў)

  1. century (period of 100 years)

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BulgarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *věkъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

век (vekm

  1. century (100 years)
    Synonym: столетие (stoletie)
  2. age, epoch, era (particular period of time in history)
    Synonyms: епоха (epoha), ера (era)

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MacedonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *věkъ.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [vɛk]
  • (file)

NounEdit

век (vekm (plural векови, related adjective вечен or вековит)

  1. century
  2. age (historical period)
  3. lifetime, lifespan
  4. duration

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RussianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old East Slavic вѣкъ (věkŭ), from Proto-Slavic *věkъ.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

век (vekm inan (genitive ве́ка, nominative plural века́, genitive plural веко́в)

  1. century
    Synonym: столе́тие (stolétije)
    XXI век, 21 век, два́дцать пе́рвый векXXI vek, 21 vek, dvádcatʹ pérvyj vek21st century
  2. lifetime
    Synonym: жизнь (žiznʹ)
  3. age, epoch, era, period
    Synonyms: пери́од (períod), э́ра (éra), эпо́ха (epóxa)
  4. (geology) age
    Synonym: геологи́ческий век (geologíčeskij vek)
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Usage notesEdit
  • A locative form веку́ (vekú) is found in the expression на своём веку́ (na svojóm vekú, in one's lifetime) but not otherwise used; compare в девятна́дцатом ве́ке (v devjatnádcatom véke, in the 19th century).
  • A partitive form ве́ку (véku) is found in the expression приба́вить ве́ку (pribávitʹ véku, to extend (someone's) life, literally to add a lifetime).
  • An alternative plural ве́ки (véki) is found in the following expressions:
    • в кои-то ве́ки (v koi-to véki, very rarely, once in a very long time; finally, literally into some centuries)
    • в ве́ки веко́в (v véki vekóv, forever and ever, literally into the ages of ages)
    • на ве́ки ве́чные (na véki véčnyje, forever, literally onto the eternal ages)
    • прожи́ть а́редовы ве́ки (prožítʹ áredovy véki, to live a long life, literally to live an old curmudgeon's lifetimes)
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Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

век (vekn inan pl

  1. genitive plural of ве́ко (véko)

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *věkъ.

NounEdit

ве̑к m (Latin spelling vȇk)

  1. century (100 years)
  2. a long period of time, especially historical; an era
  3. lifetime

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