See also: виј, вий, and вії

UkrainianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Possibly related to ві́я (víja, eyelash).

NounEdit

 
Viy commands "open my eyelids, I can't see"

вій (vijm pers (genitive ві́я, nominative plural ві́ї, genitive plural ві́їв)

  1. (Ukrainian mythology) "viy" (a creature with gigantic eyelids and eyelashes from hell who kills by looking at people)
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Russian: вий (vij)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

вій (vijm inan (genitive воя́, nominative plural вої́, genitive plural вої́в)

  1. a handful of firewood
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

вій (vijf inan

  1. genitive plural of ві́я (víja)

ReferencesEdit

  • вій in Bilodid, I. K., editor, Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy, Kiev: Naukova Dumka, 1970–1980
  • вій in Horox (slovozmina)
  • вій in Slovnyk - portal ukrajinsʹkoji movy ta kulʹtury