ведать

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *věděti, from Proto-Indo-European *wóyde (to know), perfect of *weyd- (to see, to know).

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ве́дать (védatʹimpf

  1. (archaic or poetic) to know (be certain or sure about something)
  2. (literary) to govern, manage, control
    Кто у нас ве́дает пожа́рной безопа́сностью?
    Kto u nas védajet požárnoj bezopásnostʹju?
    Who manages the fire safety among us? (instrumental case)
    Голова́ ве́дает во́лость.
    Golová védajet vólostʹ.
    A leader governs a volost. (archaic transitive usage)

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imperfective

perfective