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EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic лѣнивꙑи (lěnivyi), from Proto-Slavic *lěnivъ (lazy, sluggish), from *lěniti + *-ivъ, from *lěniti, from *lěnь / *lěnjь (laziness) or *lěnъ (lazy, slow). Synchronically analyzable as лень (lenʹ) +‎ -и́вый (-ívyj).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [lʲɪˈnʲivɨj]
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AdjectiveEdit

лени́вый (lenívyj) (comparative (по)лени́вее or (по)лени́вей, superlative са́мый лени́вый or лениве́йший)

  1. lazy (unwilling to work)

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