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Old Church SlavonicEdit

NounEdit

жить (žitĭf

  1. life

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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), Latin vīvō.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): [ʐɨtʲ]

VerbEdit

жить (žitʹimpf (perfective прожи́ть)

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

Usage notesEdit

Note the stress in the past negative:

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

imperfective

perfective

Related termsEdit