брать

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See also: братъ

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old East Slavic бьрати (bĭrati), from Proto-Slavic *bьrati (to take), from Proto-Balto-Slavic *biratei, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰéreti, whence English bear and Persianبردن(bordan, to take, to carry).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bratʲ]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

брать (bratʹimpf (perfective взять)

  1. to take
    брать себе́ в го́ловуbratʹ sebé v gólovuto take it into one's head
    брать кого́-либо за ру́куbratʹ kovó-libo za rúkuto take someone by the hand

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References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “беру”, in Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), transl. & suppl. by Oleg Trubachyov, Moscow: Progress
  • Chernykh, P. Ja. (1993), “брать”, in Историко-этимологический словарь русского языка [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1 (а – пантомима), 3rd edition, Moscow: Russian Lang., →ISBN, page 109