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Etymology 1Edit

From Old East Slavic начѧло (načęlo), from Proto-Slavic *načędlo. Synchronically analyzable as нача́ть (načátʹ) +‎ -ло (-lo).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [nɐˈt͡ɕalə]
  • (file)

NounEdit

нача́ло (načálon inan (genitive нача́ла, nominative plural нача́ла, genitive plural нача́л)

  1. beginning, commencement, onset, start
    в нача́ле 80-х годо́вv načále 80-x godóvin the early 1980s
  2. source, origin
  3. (plural) principles, basis, basics
  4. command, authority
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Etymology 2Edit

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VerbEdit

на́чало (náčalo)

  1. neuter singular past indicative perfective of нача́ть (načátʹ)