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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *pȳtàti (to ask, examine).

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VerbEdit

пыта́ть (pytátʹimpf

  1. to torture (to intentionally inflict unnecessary pain or suffering on helpless victims)
  2. (dated or colloquial) to ask, to inquire
  3. (colloquial) to try, to attempt, to check
    пыта́ть сча́стьяpytátʹ sčástʹjato try one's luck
    Perfective: попыта́ть (popytátʹ)

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imperfective

perfective

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