azbuka

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Slavic languages, especially using the Cyrillic script, compare Russian азбука (ázbuka) (also Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, Ukrainian), from the first Old Church Slavonic letter names аз (az) and буки (búki) (compare Ancient Greek ἀλφάβητος (alphábētos) = álpha + βῆτα (bêta) or Persian الف (alef) + باء ()).

Noun[edit]

azbuka (uncountable)

  1. The Cyrillic alphabet

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From initial names of the first letters of Cyrillic alphabet, az (а) and buki (б).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ǎzbuka/
  • Hyphenation: az‧bu‧ka

Noun[edit]

àzbuka f (Cyrillic spelling а̀збука)

  1. (uncountable) alphabet (based on the Cyrillic script)

Declension[edit]