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EtymologyEdit

Related to Old East Slavic жестъ (žestŭ, hard) and Old Church Slavonic жестъ (žestŭ, hard), жестѣти (žestěti, to harden). Also related to жесто́кий (žestókij, cruel).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈʐos(t)kʲɪj]
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AdjectiveEdit

жёсткий (žóstkij) (comparative (по)жёстче)

  1. hard, stiff, tough, rigid

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  • Armenian: ժոստկի (žostki)

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