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RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *velikъ

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [vʲɪˈlʲikʲɪj]
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AdjectiveEdit

вели́кий (velíkij) (comparative бо́лее вели́кий, superlative велича́йший)

  1. large, big
  2. (short form only) too big; larger than necessary
    Э́ти сапоги́ мне велики́.
    Éti sapogí mne velikí.
    These boots are too big for me.
  3. great, outstanding

DeclensionEdit

in the meanings "big, too big":

in the meaning "great, outstanding":

Usage notesEdit

  • A special short form is found in the expression от ма́ла до вели́ка (ot mála do velíka, all ages, literally from small to big). Here ма́ла and вели́ка are old short genitives.

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UkrainianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *velikъ

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

вели́кий (velýkyj)

  1. big, large

DeclensionEdit

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