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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *plьvati, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ptyēw- (to spit, vomit). Cognate with Bulgarian плюя (pljuja), Serbo-Croatian пљу̏вати/pljȕvati, Slovene pljuvati, Slovak pľuť. Non-Slavic cognates include Ancient Greek πτύω (ptúō), Gothic 𐍃𐍀𐌴𐌹𐍅𐌰𐌽 (speiwan), Sanskrit ष्ठीवति (ṣṭhīvati, to spit), Latin spuō, Old Armenian թուք (tʿukʿ).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [plʲɪˈvatʲ]
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VerbEdit

плева́ть (plevátʹimpf (perfective плю́нуть)

  1. to spit
  2. to spit upon, to not care for

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

imperfective

perfective

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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