жать

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žęti, Old Church Slavonic жьмѫ (žĭmǫ)

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жать (žatʹimpf (perfective сжать or пожа́ть)

  1. to press, squeeze
    жать ру́ку
    žatʹ rúku
    press hand, shake hands
  2. to benchpress
  3. to pinch, hurt, be tight
    о́бувь жмёт
    óbuvʹ žmjót
    the shoes are tight (too small)
  4. to press out, squeeze out
  5. to oppress, draw near
    сро́ки жмут
    sróki žmut
    we are reaching the deadline
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žęti, Old Church Slavonic жьнѬ (žĭnJǫ)

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жать (žatʹimpf (perfective сжать or пожа́ть)

  1. to reap, to crop
    что посе́ешь, то и пожнёшь
    što poséješʹ, to i požnjóšʹ
    as you sow, so shall you reap
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