век

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Belarusian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Belarusian вѣкъ (věk), from Old East Slavic вѣкъ (věkŭ), from Proto-Slavic *věkъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [vʲek]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

век (vjekm inan (genitive ве́ку, nominative plural вякі́, genitive plural вяко́ў)

  1. century (period of 100 years)
    Synonym: (more common) стаго́ддзе (stahóddzje)
  2. lifetime, time of existence
    на сваі́м вяку́na svaím vjakúduring one's lifetime
  3. epoch, age
    касмі́чны векkasmíčny vjekSpace Age

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Adverb[edit]

век (vjek)

  1. forever, always
    век цябе́ не забу́дуvjek cjabjé nje zabúduI will never forget you

References[edit]

  • век” in Belarusian–Russian dictionaries and Belarusian dictionaries at slounik.org
  • Martynaŭ, V. U., editor (1980), “век”, in Этымалагічны слоўнік беларускай мовы [Etymological Dictionary of the Belarusian Language] (in Belarusian), volume 2 (ва – вяшчэ́ль), Minsk: Navuka i technika, page 81

Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *věkъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

век (vekm

  1. century (100 years)
    Synonym: столетие (stoletie)
  2. age, epoch, era (particular period of time in history)
    Synonyms: епоха (epoha), ера (era)

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Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *věkъ.

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Noun[edit]

век (vekm (plural векови, relational adjective вечен or вековит)

  1. century
    Synonym: столетие (stoletie)
  2. age (historical period)
  3. lifetime, lifespan
  4. duration

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Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old East Slavic вѣкъ (věkŭ), from Proto-Slavic *věkъ.

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Noun[edit]

век (vekm inan (genitive ве́ка, nominative plural века́, genitive plural веко́в, relational adjective веково́й)

  1. century
    Synonym: столе́тие (stolétije)
    XXI век, 21 век, два́дцать пе́рвый векXXI vek, 21 vek, dvádcatʹ pérvyj vek21st century
  2. lifetime
    Synonym: жизнь (žiznʹ)
  3. age, epoch, era, period
    Synonyms: пери́од (períod), э́ра (éra), эпо́ха (epóxa)
  4. (geology) age
    Synonym: геологи́ческий век (geologíčeskij vek)
Usage notes[edit]
  • A locative form веку́ (vekú) is found in the expression на своём веку́ (na svojóm vekú, in one's lifetime) but not otherwise used; compare в девятна́дцатом ве́ке (v devjatnádcatom véke, in the 19th century).
  • A partitive form ве́ку (véku) is found in the expression приба́вить ве́ку (pribávitʹ véku, to extend (someone's) life, literally to add a lifetime).
  • An alternative plural ве́ки (véki) is found in the following expressions:
    • в кóи-то ве́ки (v kói-to véki, very rarely, once in a very long time; finally, literally into some centuries)
    • во ве́ки веко́в (vo véki vekóv, forever and ever, literally into the ages of ages)
    • на ве́ки ве́чные (na véki véčnyje, forever, literally onto the eternal ages)
    • прожи́ть а́редовы ве́ки (prožítʹ áredovy véki, to live a long life, literally to live an old curmudgeon's lifetimes)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

век (vekn inan pl

  1. genitive plural of ве́ко (véko)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *věkъ.

Noun[edit]

ве̑к m (Latin spelling vȇk)

  1. century (100 years)
  2. a long period of time, especially historical; an era
  3. lifetime

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