звер

See also: ѕвер

BelarusianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *zvěrь. Cognate with Russian зверь (zverʹ), Ukrainian звір (zvir).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [zʲvʲer]
  • (file)

NounEdit

звер (zvjerm animal (genitive зве́ра, nominative plural звяры́, genitive plural звяро́ў)

  1. beast, wild animal
    Звер то́лькі вы́е за сяло́м[1]Zvjer tólʹki výje za sjalómonly an animal howls near the village
  2. brute
    На то́е ж Але́нку Ўзяў [Тама́ш] жо́нкай цяпе́р, Каб над ёй глумі́ўся Распа́свены звер [пан]?![2]Na tóje ž Aljénku Ŭzjaŭ [Tamáš] žónkaj cjapjér, Kab nad joj hlumíŭsja Raspásvjeny zvjer [pan]?!Is it why [Thomas] married Alenka now So that a sordid brute To scoff her.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yanka Kupala. Haidamaky
  2. ^ Yanka Kupala. To nobody

Further readingEdit

  • звер” in Belarusian-Russian dictionaries and Belarusian dictionaries at slounik.org
  • Слоўнік мовы Янкі Купалы. У 8 т., 1999, page 221

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *zvěrь, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *źwēˀrís, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰwer-.

NounEdit

зве̑р f (Latin spelling zvȇr)

  1. beast, wild animal

DeclensionEdit