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EtymologyEdit

From Old Church Slavonic звьнѣти (zvĭněti), from Proto-Slavic *zvьněti. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰwon-, *ǵʰwen-, *ǵʰaw-.

Cognates with Polish dzwonić.

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VerbEdit

дзвони́ти (dzvonýtyimpf (perfective подзвони́ти)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to produce sound
  2. (transitive, intransitive) to contact by telephone
  3. (intransitive, figuratively, colloquial) to talk a lot, to gossip

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ReferencesEdit

  • Melʹnyčuk O. S., editor (1985), “дзвонити”, in Etymolohičnyj slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language] (in Ukrainian), volume II, Kiev: Naukova Dumka, page 55
  • Bilodid I. K., editor (1970–1980), “дзвонити”, in Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy, Kiev: Naukova Dumka