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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Old Church Slavonic храбръ (xrabrŭ, brave), from Proto-Slavic *xorbrъ (brave). Displaced the native East Slavic form хоро́брый (xoróbryj, brave).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈxrabrɨj]
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Adjective edit

хра́брый (xrábryj) (comparative (по)храбре́е or (по)храбре́й)

  1. brave, courageous (strong in the face of fear)
    Synonyms: бесстра́шный (besstrášnyj), отва́жный (otvážnyj), сме́лый (smélyj)

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References edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “храбрый”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • Chernykh, P. Ja. (1993) “храбрый”, in Историко-этимологический словарь русского языка [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), 3rd edition, volumes 2 (панцирь – ящур), Moscow: Russian Lang., →ISBN, page 354