добродушный

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EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic добродꙋшьнꙑи(dobrodušĭnyi), from добро(dobro, good) + дꙋша(duša, soul) + -ьнꙑи(-ĭnyi), a calque of Ancient Greek εὔψυχος(eúpsukhos). Also, compare with Macedonian добродушен(dobrodušen), Serbo-Croatian добродушан, Czech dobrodušný, Polish dobroduszny.

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AdjectiveEdit

доброду́шный ‎(dobrodúšnyj)

  1. good-natured (of or pertaining to a perpetual kind disposition)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Šanskij N. M., editor (1973), “добродушный”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 5, Moscow: Moscow University Press, page 146