дёготь

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Slovak decht. Absent in the South Slavic languages. Non-Slavic cognates include Ancient Greek θεπτανός (theptanós), Latin foveō (warm), Sanskrit दहति (dahati, burn). Compare Old Church Slavonic жєщи (žešti).

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Noun[edit]

дёготь (djógotʹm inan

  1. tar, pitch

Usage notes[edit]

In the oblique cases, the г used to be pronounced like х: дёгтя = djóxtja. This pronunciation is now considered dated.

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