люд

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EtymologyEdit

From a Common Slavonic form which was also the etymon of Old Church Slavonic людъ ‎(ljudŭ). It is related to Old Russian людиѥ ‎(ljudije) and Old Church Slavonic людиє ‎(ljudie) at some ancient time. It is cognate with Lithuanian liaudis ‎(people), Latvian ļaudis ‎(people), German Leute ‎(people), Ancient Greek ἐλεύθερος ‎(eleútheros), Latin līber, līberī.

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NounEdit

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

  1. people, folk
    ме́лкий городско́й люд‎ ― mélkij gorodskój ljud ― the petty townfolk
    крестья́нский люд‎ ― krestʹjánskij ljud ― peasant folk, country folk

Usage notesEdit

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

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