азбука

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Bulgarian[edit]

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азбука (azbukaf

  1. alphabet

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Inherited from Old East Slavic азъбукы (azъbuky), Borrowing from Old Church Slavonic азъбоукꙑ (azŭbuky), from the names of the first two letters of the Cyrillic alphabet, азъ (azъ) +‎ боукꙑ (buky), a calque of Ancient Greek ἀλφάβητος (alphábētos).

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а́збука (ázbukaf inan (genitive а́збуки, nominative plural а́збуки)

  1. alphabet
  2. ABC book, abecedary; primer
  3. ABC (the rudiments of any subject)

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Macedonian[edit]

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азбука (azbukaf

  1. alphabet

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From initial names of the first letters of Cyrillic alphabet, az (а) and buki (б).

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  • IPA(key): /ǎzbuka/
  • Hyphenation: аз‧бу‧ка

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а̀збука f (Latin spelling àzbuka)

  1. (uncountable) alphabet (based on the Cyrillic script)

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Ukrainian[edit]

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Created in Old East Slavic following азъбукы (azъbuky), borrowed from Old Church Slavonic азъбоукꙑ (azŭbuky), formed from the names of the first two letters in the Cyrillic alphabet, азъ (azŭ) + боукꙑ (buky), following the example of Greek ἀλφάβητος (ἀlfávitos).

Attested 1627, compare язъбука (jazъbuka) (17–18th century).

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а́збука (ázbukaf inan (genitive а́збуки, nominative plural а́збуки)

  1. (dated) alphabet (an ordered set of letters used in a language), especially the old Cyrillic alphabet.

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