голубой

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From голубь (golubʹ) (pigeon, dove), as a bluish tint of neck plumage.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

голубо́й (golubój) (comparative голубе́е, superlative голубе́йший)

  1. blue, especially sky blue, cyan (rarely), azure (poetic) (contrast синий (sinij, dark blue))
    blue color:   
    голубо́й экра́нtelevision, TV set
    голубо́й у́гольwind power
    голубо́й песе́цblue fox
    Голубо́й гига́нтBig Blue
    голубо́й шумblue noise
    голубо́й газwater gas
    голубо́е пятно́Locus ceruleus
  2. (figuratively) ideal
    голуба́я мечта́secret dream; a dream that one can never realize
    голуба́я кровьblue blood; aristocrat, member of the royal family
    • голубо́й кро́ви — (person) of aristocratic breeding
    • принц голубо́й кро́ви — (poetic) prince

Declension[edit]

* Note: The letter "г (g)" in the endings "-ого" / "-его" for the genitive masculine and neuter singular and and accusative masculine animate singular is pronounced as /v/, not /g/.

Noun[edit]

голубо́й (golubójm anim

  1. (colloquial) gay (neutral term, see also гей, педераст, гомосексуалист)
    он голубо́й - he’s gay

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