береза

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See also: берёза

Old East Slavic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *berza, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *berźas, *berźā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerHǵós, *bʰerHǵeh₂.

Doublet of брѣза (brěza), a borrowing from Old Church Slavonic.

Noun[edit]

береза (berezaf

  1. birch

Descendants[edit]

  • Belarusian: бяро́за (bjaróza)
  • Russian: берёза (berjóza)
  • Ukrainian: бере́за (beréza)

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Russian[edit]

Noun[edit]

береза (berjózaf inan

  1. Alternative spelling of берёза (berjóza)

Ukrainian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): [beˈrɛzɐ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Ukrainian береза (bereza), from Old East Slavic береза (bereza), from Proto-Slavic *berza, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *berźas, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerHǵos.

Noun[edit]

бере́за (berézaf inan (genitive бере́зи, nominative plural бере́зи, genitive plural бері́з)

  1. birch (tree)
  2. a hard wood taken from the birch tree
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From older form березий (berezyj, striped, white with black), which is related to Bulgarian бряз (brjaz). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerHǵ-.

Noun[edit]

бере́за (berézam pers (genitive бере́зи, nominative plural бере́зи, genitive plural бере́з)

  1. (obsolete) leader at any activities (parties, choir, caroling etc.)
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