лиходей

See also: лиходеи

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Church Slavonic лиходѣй (lixoděj), from лихо (lixo, bad) + дѣꙗти (dějati, to do), from Proto-Slavic *lixodějь. Can be analysed as made of ли́хо (líxo, evil) +‎ -о- (-o-) +‎ -дей (-dej, doer).

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NounEdit

лиходе́й (lixodéjm anim (genitive лиходе́я, nominative plural лиходе́и, genitive plural лиходе́ев, feminine лиходе́йка)

  1. (archaic, poetic) evildoer, villain
    Synonym: злоде́й (zlodéj)

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