гонять

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *goniti, *gnati, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰen- (to kill). Cognate with Albanian gjan (I hunt), Lithuanian giñti, Old Norse gunnr (fight), Latin de-fendo, Ancient Greek θείνω (theínō), Armenian գան (gan, beating, blows).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

гоня́ть (gonjátʹimpf

  1. to drive
  2. to distill
  3. to chase, to pursue
  4. to speed along

Usage notes[edit]

Гонять is in the class of Russian abstract verbs. Its counterpart, гнать (gnatʹ), is in the class of Russian concrete verbs.

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