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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Old Church Slavonic съвѣдѣтель ‎(sŭvědětelĭ). Formerly spelled свѣдѣтель; spelling with сви- represents one of the cases where vowel reduction has affected the spelling.

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NounEdit

свиде́тель ‎(svidételʹm anim ‎(genitive свиде́теля, nominative plural свиде́тели, genitive plural свиде́телей, feminine свиде́тельница)

  1. eyewitness, witness (one who has a personal knowledge of something)

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