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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)

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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
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