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EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic невѣжа (nevěža), from Proto-Slavic *nevěďa (ignorant person < ignorance), from *ne- + *věďa, from *věděti (to know). Doublet of неве́жда (nevéžda).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [nʲɪˈvʲeʐə]
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NounEdit

неве́жа (nevéžam anim or f anim (genitive неве́жи, nominative plural неве́жи, genitive plural неве́ж)

  1. boor, lout, ill-mannered person

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ReferencesEdit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “невежа”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress