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RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Ukrainian зiва́ти(ziváty), Russian Church Slavonic зѣвати(zěvati), Serbo-Croatian зиjѐвати (first singular зи̏jева̑м), Slovene zévati, Czech zívati, Polish ziewać, Upper Sorbian zywać. Also cognate with зия́ть(zijátʹ) as well as Lithuanian žióvauti and Latvian žàvât, as well as Old High German giwēn, gewōn.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

зева́ть ‎(zevátʹimpf ‎(perfective зевну́ть or прозева́ть)

  1. to yawn, pfзевну́ть(zevnútʹ)
  2. (colloquial, imperfective only) to gape
  3. (colloquial) to miss (a train, a stop, a chance, an opportunity, etc.), pfпрозева́ть(prozevátʹ)

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

imperfective

perfective

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Fasmer, Maks (1964–1973), “зевать”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress