BulgarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *vьsь (settlement). Akin to Bulgarian вила (vila, villa) (of Latin origin) and further to archaic English wick (dwelling) (found in Gatwick, Reykjavík, etc.). Possibly also related to the ethnonym ви́кинг (víking, viking), which is the origin of Bulgarian ви́тег (víteg), ви́тез (vítez, hero, knight).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

вес (vesm

  1. (historical) hamlet (small settlement, camp)
    Synonyms: махала́ (mahalá), ви́лна зо́на (vílna zóna)

Usage notesEdit

Used until the Ottoman conquest to denote temporary or isolated settlements that lacked the infrastructure to be qualified as full-fledged villages. After the Ottoman conquest, such settlements became known as махала́ (mahalá) - a term used as an administrative unit until the 1980's.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • вьсь in Исторически речник на Българския език, Sofia University "St. Clement Ohridsky"
  • Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1971), “*вес”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 1, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 136

RussianEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [vʲes]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -es

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

вес (vesm inan (genitive ве́са, nominative plural веса́, genitive plural весо́в, related adjective весово́й)

  1. weight
  2. influence, authority, importance
DeclensionEdit
Usage notesEdit
  • The Russian equivalent of "weightless" is either без ве́са or без ве́су.
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

вес (vesm inan (genitive ве́са, uncountable)

  1. hanging position, suspended position, balanced position; mostly in the expression на весу́ (na vesú, suspended)
DeclensionEdit