сова

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sova.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

сова́ (sováf anim (genitive совы́, nominative plural со́вы)

  1. owl
    белая сова (bélaja sová) — (Nyctea scandiaca) snowy owl
    ушастая сова (ušástaja sová) — (Asio otus) horned owl
    Он сиди́т, как сова́ на забо́реHe doesn’t pay attention to anything (half blind and absent-minded).
  2. night person, night owl

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In the Russian culture, owls are not known for their wisdom; rather, they symbolize daytime blindness and absent-mindedness.

See also[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sova.

Noun[edit]

со́ва f (Latin spelling sóva)

  1. owl

Declension[edit]


Ukrainian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sova.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

сова́ (sováf anim (genitive сови́, nominative plural со́ви)

  1. owl

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • сова” in Ivan Bilodid (editor-in-chief) (1970–1980), Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Dictionary of the Ukrainian language], in 11 vols, Kiev: Naukova Dumka