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EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic супостатъ (supostatŭ), from Proto-Slavic *sǫpostatъ. Compare су- (su-), по- (po-), стать (statʹ). Cognate with Lithuanian stótas (delivered), Avestan 𐬯𐬙𐬁𐬙𐬀(stāta, standing), Latin praestātus (having excelled), Ancient Greek ἀντιστάτης (antistátēs, enemy).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [sʊpɐˈstat]
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NounEdit

супоста́т (supostátm anim (genitive супоста́та, nominative plural супоста́ты, genitive plural супоста́тов, feminine супоста́тка)

  1. (dated, high-style, derogatory) adversary, enemy, foe
  2. (low colloquial) villain, scoundrel

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