писать

RussianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old East Slavic писати (pisati, to write; to paint), from Proto-Slavic *pisati. Related to 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, Max (1964–1973), “писать”, in Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubachyov, Moscow: Progress
  • Chernykh, Pavel (1999), “писать”, in Историко-этимологический словарь русского языка [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russian Language, page 35
  • Sreznevsky, Izmail (1902), “писати”, in Матеріалы для Словаря древне-русскаго языка по письменнымъ памятникамъ[1] [Materials for the Dictionary of the Old East Slavic Language According to Written Monuments] (in Russian), volume 2: Л П, Saint Petersburg: Department of Russian Language and Literature of the Imperial Academy of Sciences, page 935