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EtymologyEdit

From по- (po-) +‎ *перёк (*perjók, crosswise). Underlying root found in Old East Slavic перекъ (perekŭ, width, crossbeam) as well as Belarusian пе́рек (pjérjek, across); Ukrainian пере́ка (peréka, contradiction); Bulgarian пря́ко (prjáko, straight, across); Serbo-Croatian при̏jек (steep); при̏jекӣ (straight, nearest); при̏jеко (through); Slovene рrе̑k (across (adverb)) (tonal orthography), also рrе̑ko (tonal orthography); prèk (across (preposition)) (tonal orthography); Czech příka (steepness); příč (width); Slovak priek (resistance); Polish przeko (across); Upper Sorbian prěki (across); Lower Sorbian pŕeki (across).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

поперёк (poperjók)

  1. across, athwart

AdverbEdit

поперёк (poperjók)

  1. across, crosswise

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