pljuvati

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pʎûʋati/
  • Hyphenation: plju‧va‧ti

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *plьvati, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ptyēw- (to spit, vomit). Cognate with Bulgarian плюя (pljuja), Slovene pljuvati, Russian плевать (plevatʹ), Slovak pľuť. Non-Slavic cognates include Ancient Greek πτύω (ptúō), Gothic 𐍃𐍀𐌴𐌹𐍅𐌰𐌽 (speiwan), Albanian shpif, Sanskrit ष्ठीवति (ṣṭhīvati, to spit), Old Armenian թուք (tʿukʿ).

Verb[edit]

pljȕvati impf (Cyrillic spelling пљу̏вати)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to spit

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References[edit]

  • плевать in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv