бежать

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*bʰegʷ-

From Proto-Slavic *běžati

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

бежа́ть ‎(bežátʹimpf ‎(perfective побежа́ть)

  1. to run, to be running
  2. to flee, to be fleeing
  3. to avoid, be avoiding, to shun, to be shunning

Usage notes[edit]

бежа́ть ‎(bežátʹ) and побежа́ть ‎(pobežátʹ) are concrete verbs. Their counterpart, бе́гать ‎(bégatʹ), is an abstract verb.

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Note: Not all of the following are strictly derived from бежа́ть ‎(bežátʹ). Some are derived from бе́гать ‎(bégatʹ), the abstract verb corresponding to бежа́ть ‎(bežátʹ) (a concrete verb), and a parallel etymological formation ultimately based on the same root.

imperfective

perfective

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