брать

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*bʰer-

From Old East Slavic бьрати (bĭrati), from Proto-Slavic *bьrati (to take), from Proto-Balto-Slavic *ber-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-.

Pronunciation[edit]

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 kogó-libo za rúkuto take someone by the hand

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Derived terms[edit]

Imperfective verbs
Perfective verbs

References[edit]

  • беру 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
  • брать” in Pavel Černyx (1999), Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 2 vols (3rd ed.), Moscow: Publishing House "Russian Language", volume 1, page 109