алкать

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Church Slavonic алъкати (alŭkati), from Proto-Slavic *olkati. Doublet of лака́ть (lakátʹ).

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алка́ть (alkátʹimpf

  1. (obsolete) to crave, to thirst (for), to be greedy

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  • Preserved in modern Russian as the present tense active participle а́лчущий (álčuščij, hungry, craving, greedy) (of conjugation pattern "6a").

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References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “алкать”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress