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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *ganjati, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰen- (to kill). Cognate with Albanian gjan (I hunt), Lithuanian giñti, Old Norse gunnr (fight), Latin de-fendo, Ancient Greek θείνω (theínō), Armenian գան (gan, beating, blows).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɡɐˈnʲætʲ]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

гоня́ть (gonjátʹimpf (perfective погоня́ть)

  1. to drive
  2. to distill
  3. to chase, to pursue
  4. to speed along

Usage notesEdit

Гонять and погоня́ть (pogonjátʹ) are in the class of Russian abstract verbs. Its counterparts, гнать (gnatʹ) and погна́ть (pognátʹ), are in the class of Russian concrete verbs.

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