брякать

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *brękati. Cognate with бря́кнуть (brjáknutʹ), бряца́ть (brjacátʹ), бренча́ть (brenčátʹ), Russian Church Slavonic брѧчѫ (bręčǫ), брѧцати (bręcati). Various forms can be reconstructed for Proto-Slavic: *brękati, *bręknǫti, *bręcati, *bręčati. Onomatopoeic in origin. Per Vasmer, cognate with Lithuanian brínkterėti (to crash), brínkt (bang!), Sanskrit भृङ्ग (bhṛ́ṅga-), Sanskrit भृङ्गा (bhṛ́ṅgā, large black bee).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

бря́кать (brjákatʹimpf (perfective бря́кнуть)

  1. (colloquial) to clatter, to clang, to clank
    бря́кать посу́дойbrjákatʹ posúdojclatter crockery
  2. (colloquial) to bang down, to drop (let fall) with a bang/crash, to drop with a thud, to fling, to hurl
  3. (colloquial) to blab, to blurt out

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imperfective

perfective

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