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EtymologyEdit

From the adjective лёгкий (ljóxkij, light, easy). Compare Proto-Indo-European *lengʷʰ- (light, not heavy, agile, nimble), with a sense of "the light organ" developing later. Compare Polish lekkie, English lung.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈlʲɵxkəjə] (phonetic respelling: лёхкое)
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NounEdit

лёгкое (ljóxkojen inan (genitive лёгкого, nominative plural лёгкие, genitive plural лёгких)

  1. (anatomy) lung

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AdjectiveEdit

лёгкое (ljóxkoje)

  1. nominative neuter singular of лёгкий (ljóxkij)