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EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic жечи (žeči), from Proto-Slavic *žeťi (to burn) < *gegti < *degti, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *degtéi, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰégʷʰeti.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ʐɛt͡ɕ]
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VerbEdit

жечь (žečʹimpf (perfective поже́чь or сжечь or подже́чь or разже́чь)

  1. to burn
  2. to torment

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

imperfective

perfective

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Vasmer (Fasmer), Max (Maks) (1964–1973), “жгу”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv Oleg, Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “жечь”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 301