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EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Often interpreted as inherited from Old East Slavic *очьнь (*očĭnĭ) from око (oko, eye); the semantic shift might be "visibly > obviously > prominently > very". The non-productive ending is similar to adverbs like вкривь (vkrivʹ), впрямь (vprjamʹ), встарь (vstarʹ).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈot͡ɕɪnʲ]
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AdverbEdit

о́чень (óčenʹ)

  1. very, much, very much

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