RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *sova.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [sɐˈva]
  • (file)

NounEdit

сова́ (sováf anim (genitive совы́, nominative plural со́вы, genitive plural сов)

  1. owl
    бе́лая сова́bélaja sová(Bubo scandiacus, syn. Nyctea scandiaca) snowy owl
    уша́стая сова́ušástaja sová(Asio otus) horned owl
    Он сиди́т, как сова́ на забо́ре
    On sidít, kak sová na zabóre
    He doesn’t pay attention to anything (half blind and absent-minded).
  2. night person, night owl

Usage notesEdit

In Russian culture, owls are not known for their wisdom; rather, they symbolize daytime blindness and absent-mindedness.

DeclensionEdit

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *sova.

NounEdit

со́ва f (Latin spelling sóva)

  1. owl

DeclensionEdit


UkrainianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *sova.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

сова́ (sováf anim (genitive сови́, nominative plural со́ви)

  1. owl

DeclensionEdit

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