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Etymology

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From Old East Slavic мълва (mŭlva), from Proto-Slavic *mъlva; cognate with Old Church Slavonic млъва (mlŭva, speech), Russian молва́ (molvá), Czech mluva.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈmova]
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -ova
  • Hyphenation: мо́‧ва

Noun

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мо́ва (móvaf inan (genitive мо́вы, nominative plural мо́вы, genitive plural моў, relational adjective мо́ўны)

  1. language (system of communication using words or symbols)
    белару́ская мо́ваbjelarúskaja móvathe Belarusian language; Belarusian

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References

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  • мова” in Belarusian–Russian dictionaries and Belarusian dictionaries at slounik.org

Old Ruthenian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From early мо́лва (mólva) with labiovelarization -olv- > -oŭv- > -ov-, inherited from Old East Slavic мъ́лва (mŭ́lva), from Proto-Slavic *mъ̀lva, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *múlˀwāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *ml̥wH-eh₂, from *mlewH-.[1][2][3][4]

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мова (movaf inan (related adjective мо́вный)

  1. language (system of communication using words or symbols)
    Synonym: ѧзы́къ (jazýk)
  2. speech, conversation
  3. word
  4. voice
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Descendants

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  • Belarusian: мо́ва (móva); малва́ (malvá) (dialectal)
  • Ukrainian: мо́ва (móva)
  • Russian: мо́ва (móva) (dialectal)

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  1. ^ Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1994), “*mъlva”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 20 (*morzatъjь – *mъrsknǫti), Moscow: Nauka, →ISBN, page 225:ст.-бел. молваst.-bel. molva
  2. ^ Melnychuk, O. S., editor (1989), “мова”, in Етимологічний словник української мови [Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language] (in Ukrainian), volume 3 (Кора – М), Kyiv: Naukova Dumka, →ISBN, page 491
  3. ^ Rudnyc'kyj, Ja. (1972–1982) “мо́ва”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language, volumes 2 (Д – Ь), Ottawa: Ukrainian Mohylo-Mazepian Academy of Sciences; Ukrainian Language Association, →LCCN, page 826:MUk. молва́ (XVII c.), мова (XVII c.)
  4. ^ Martynaŭ, V. U., editor (1991), “мова”, in Этымалагічны слоўнік беларускай мовы [Etymological Dictionary of the Belarusian Language] (in Belarusian), volumes 7 (мгла – не́марасць), Minsk: Navuka i technika, →ISBN, page 61

Further reading

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  • Bulyka, A. M., editor (1999), “мова”, in Гістарычны слоўнік беларускай мовы [Historical Dictionary of the Belarusian Language] (in Belarusian), numbers 18 (местце – надзовати), Minsk: Belaruskaia navuka, →ISBN, page 102
  • Bulyka, A. M., editor (1999), “молва”, in Гістарычны слоўнік беларускай мовы [Historical Dictionary of the Belarusian Language] (in Belarusian), numbers 18 (местце – надзовати), Minsk: Belaruskaia navuka, →ISBN, page 125
  • Tymchenko, E. K. (2002) “мова”, in Nimchuk, V. V., editor, Матеріали до словника писемної та книжної української мови XV–XVIII ст. [Materials for the Dictionary of the Written and Book Ukrainian Language of 15ᵗʰ–18ᵗʰ cc.] (in Ukrainian), volumes 1 (А – Н), Kyiv, New York: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U.S., →ISBN, page 432

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Etymology

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From Ukrainian and Belarusian мо́ва (móva). Doublet of молва́ (molvá).

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Noun

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мо́ва (móvaf inan (genitive мо́вы, nominative plural мо́вы, genitive plural мов)

  1. (often derogatory, Ukraine) the Ukrainian language
  2. (often derogatory, Belarus) the Belarusian language
  3. (dialectal) language

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Ukrainian

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From Old East Slavic мълва (mŭlva), from Proto-Slavic *mъlva; cognate with Old Church Slavonic млъва (mlŭva, speech), Russian молва́ (molvá), Czech mluva.

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Noun

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мо́ва (móvaf inan (genitive мо́ви, nominative plural мо́ви, genitive plural мов, relational adjective мо́вний)

  1. language (system of communication using words or symbols)
    • 1955, Панас Мирний, V, 314:
      Найбі́льше і найдоро́жче добро́ в ко́жного наро́ду — це його́ мо́ва.
      Najbílʹše i najdoróžče dobró v kóžnoho naródu — ce johó móva.
      The greatest and most valuable good in every nation — is its language.
  2. (grammar) speech

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