Old Church Slavonic edit

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Compare жити (žiti, to live).

Noun edit

жить (žitĭf

  1. life

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Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *žiti (compare Belarusian жыць (žycʹ), Ukrainian жи́ти (žýty), Old Church Slavonic жити (žiti)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷeih₃w- (to live). Cognate to Lithuanian gyventi, Sanskrit जीवति (jīvati, lives), Latin vīvō, and English quick.

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): [ʐɨtʲ]
  • Rhymes: -ɨtʲ

Verb edit

жить (žitʹimpf (perfective прожи́ть)

  1. to live
    жить на широ́кую но́гуžitʹ na širókuju nóguto live in a grand style
  2. to reside

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Note the stress in the past negative:

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