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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *medvědь.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [mʲɪdˈvʲetʲ]
  • (file)

NounEdit

медве́дь (medvédʹm anim (genitive медве́дя, nominative plural медве́ди, genitive plural медве́дей, feminine медве́дица)

  1. bear
  2. male bear
  3. (informal) bear (of any bear-like animal)
  4. (finance) bear (on a stock market)
  5. (figuratively) large and clumsy person
    неуклю́жий, как медве́дьneukljúžij, kak medvédʹheavy-handed like a bear
    ходи́ть, как медве́дьxodítʹ, kak medvédʹto walk ungracefully, like a bear
    Ему́ медве́дь на у́хо наступи́лJemú medvédʹ na úxo nastupílhe's tone-deaf
  6. (criminal slang) safe (see also медвежа́тник (medvežátnik))

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