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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *rǫbiti. Compare Belarusian руба́ць (rubácʹ), Bulgarian ръ́бя (rǎ́bja), Ukrainian руби́ти (rubýty), Czech roubit, Polish rąbać

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [rʊˈbʲitʲ]
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VerbEdit

руби́ть (rubítʹimpf (perfective поруби́ть)

  1. to axe, to fell, to chop, to cut (with an axe)
  2. (colloquial, figuratively) to not mince words, to speak the truth, to speak one's mind
    Он лю́бит руби́ть пра́вду-ма́тку.
    On ljúbit rubítʹ právdu-mátku.
    He doesn't like to mince words.
    (literally, “He likes to cut the mother truth.”)

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imperfective

perfective

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