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EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic пити (piti), from Proto-Slavic *piti (to drink).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [pʲitʲ]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

пить (pitʹimpf (perfective вы́пить or попи́ть)

  1. to drink
    как пи́ть дать (idiom)kak pítʹ datʹ (idiom)for sure, as sure as eggs are eggs
    пить го́рькую (idiom)pitʹ górʹkuju (idiom)to drink hard

ConjugationEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • Dated usage places the stress on не (ne) when negated in the past tense, hence не́ пил, не́ пило, не́ пили (but always не пила́). This usage is no longer current.

Derived termsEdit

imperfective

perfective

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Vasmer (Fasmer), Max (Maks) (1964–1973), “пить”, 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), “пить”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 36