животъ

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Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic (compare Bulgarian and Russian живот (život), Czech, Slovak, and Serbo-Croatian život), probably from a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wo-teh₂ (compare Lithuanian gyvatà (life), Sanskrit जीवित (jīvitá), Avestan gayo (accusative ǰyātum) "life"), Ancient Greek bíotos, Latin vīta, Old Irish bethu, bethad, Welsh bywyd), ultimately from *gʷeih₃w- (to live), compare *gʷih₃wós (alive). Related to жити (žiti, to live).

Noun[edit]

животъ (životŭm

  1. life
  2. animal

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