BulgarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

и (i, and) + particle ли (li).

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

или́ or и́ли (ilí or íli)

  1. or
    това́ или́ онова́tová ilí onováthis one or that one
  2. either
    или́ това́, или́ онова́ilí tová, ilí onováeither this one or that one

EvenkiEdit

Evenki ordinal numbers
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    Cardinal : илан (ilan)
    Ordinal : илӣ (ilī)

EtymologyEdit

Compare Manchu ᡳᠯᠠᠴᡳ (ilaci) etc.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

илӣ (ilī)

  1. third

MacedonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

и (i, and) + particle ли (li).

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

или (ili)

  1. or
    Сакаш тост или пица?Sakaš tost ili pica?Do you want toast or pizza?
  2. or else
    Дојди, или јас ќе ти дојдам!Dojdi, ili jas ḱe ti dojdam!Come, or else I will get you.
  3. either
    Или сакаш, или не. Друго нема.Ili sakaš, ili ne. Drugo nema.Either you like it or you don't. There's no other option.

Old Church SlavonicEdit

EtymologyEdit

и (i, and) + particle ли (li).

ConjunctionEdit

или (ili)

  1. or

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

и (i, and) + particle ли (li), possibly inherited from Old East Slavic или (ili) or borrowed from Old Church Slavonic или (ili).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈilʲɪ]
  • (file)

ConjunctionEdit

и́ли (íli)

  1. or
    Хо́чешь чай и́ли ко́фе?Xóčešʹ čaj íli kófe?Do you want tea or coffee?
  2. or else
    Иди́ сюда́, и́ли тебя́ пойма́ю!Idí sjudá, íli tebjá pojmáju!Come here, or else I'll go get you!
  3. either
    и́ли то́т, и́ли друго́йíli tót, íli drugójeither the one, or the other

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Kildin Sami: элэ (ele)

ReferencesEdit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “или”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From и (and) + particle ли.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

и̏ли (Latin spelling ȉli)

  1. or
  2. or else
  3. either