сечь

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sěťi, from Proto-Indo-European *sek- (to cut).

Verb[edit]

сечь (sečʹimpf (perfective вы́сечь)

  1. flog, whip, lash (to whip or scourge someone or something as punishment)
  2. cut (up), chop, hew, slash to pieces; cleave
    Proverb повинную голову и меч не сечёт - a fault confessed is half redressed (lit: even a sword doesn't cut the head of the one who confesses)
  3. (colloquial) get , catch, latch on
    сечёшь?
    sečóšʹ?
    got it?
  4. (colloquial) know something (about), know the ropes
    он в этом деле не сечёт
    on v etom dele ne sečót
    he doesn't know a (damn) thing about this matter

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imperfective

perfective

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