See also: луд

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Russian людиѥ (ljudije) and Old Church Slavonic людиє (ljudie), from Proto-Slavic *ljudъ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lewdʰ- (men, people). Cognate with Lithuanian liaudis (people), Latvian ļaudis (people), German Leute (people), Ancient Greek ἐλεύθερος (eleútheros), Latin līber, līberī.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

люд (ljudm inan (genitive лю́да, uncountable) (collective noun, no plural)

  1. people, folk
    ме́лкий городско́й людmélkij gorodskój ljudthe petty townfolk
    крестья́нский людkrestʹjánskij ljudpeasant folk, country folk

Usage notesEdit

The word люд, which is a collective noun, is a separate word from люди.

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