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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *širokъ.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ʂɨˈrokʲɪj]
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AdjectiveEdit

широ́кий (širókij) (comparative (по)ши́ре, superlative широча́йший)

  1. wide, broad
    широ́кий прохо́дširókij proxódwide passage
  2. broad, extensive
    широ́кий кругозо́рširókij krugozórbroad outlook; wide range of interests
    челове́к широ́ких взгля́довčelovék širókix vzgljádovopen-minded person
    широ́кие наме́ренияširókije namérenijagrandiose intentions
    това́ры широ́кого потребле́нияtováry širókovo potreblénijaconsumer goods
    широ́кая пу́бликаširókaja públikathe general public
  3. (short form only) too loose, too wide, loose-fitting (of clothing and shoes)
    мне э́ти штаны́ широки́mne éti štaný širokíthese trousers are too loose for me
  4. generous
    широ́кая душа́širókaja dušágenerous spirit

Usage notesEdit

  • ширше (širše) is a common but incorrect superlative form.

DeclensionEdit

in the meanings "wide, broad, generous":

in the meaning "too wide/loose":

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ReferencesEdit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “широкий”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress

UkrainianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *širokъ

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

широ́кий (šyrókyj)

  1. wide, broad
  2. broad, extensive

DeclensionEdit