твердь

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic твьрдь (tvĭrdĭ), from Proto-Slavic *tvьrdь. Cognate with Old Church Slavonic тврьдь (tvrĭdĭ, citadel, base, firmament) and archaic Bulgarian твърд (tvǎrd, earth, sky, citadel, firmament). Compare also твёрдый (tvjórdyj, hard, firm).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [tvʲertʲ]
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NounEdit

твердь (tverdʹf inan (genitive тве́рди, nominative plural тве́рди, genitive plural тве́рдей)

  1. (poetic, stilted) dry land, earth
  2. (poetic, stilted) firmament
    небе́сная твердьnebésnaja tverdʹfirmament

DeclensionEdit