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Etymology 1Edit

From Old East Slavic писати (pisati, to write; to paint), from Proto-Slavic *pisati, from Proto-Indo-European *peyḱ-, whence English paint and picture.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [pʲɪˈsatʲ]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

писа́ть (pisátʹimpf (perfective написа́ть)

  1. to write
  2. (literary) to paint (a painting)
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imperfective

perfective

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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from German pissen, from Old French pissier, from Vulgar Latin *pissiō, of echoic origin.

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пи́сать (písatʹimpf (perfective попи́сать)

  1. to urinate, to pee, to piss
  2. (vulgar) to be hot for, to be sexually attracted to
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imperfective

perfective

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ReferencesEdit

  • Vasmer (Fasmer), Max (Maks) (1964–1973), “писать”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv Oleg, Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “писать”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 35
  • Sreznevskij, I. I. (1902), “писати”, in Materialy dlja slovarja drevne-russkago jazyka po pisʹmennym pamjatnikam [Materials for the Dictionary of the Old Russian Language According to Written Monuments] (in Russian), volume 2, Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, page 935