велеть

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *velě̀ti, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [vʲɪˈlʲetʲ]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

веле́ть (velétʹimpf or pf (perfective повеле́ть)

  1. to order (to do something), to enjoin, to command.
    Сам бог веле́л. (expression)
    Sam box velél.
    God Himself has commanded (it). (i.e. it's natural or allowed to do so)

Usage notes[edit]

  • with dative case and infinitive
    Он ей веле́л прийти́ сего́дня.
    On jej velél prijtí sevódnja.
    He commanded her to come today.
  • The verb can be both perfective and imperfective, although in the past tense and infinitive it is predominantly perfective.

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imperfective:

perfective:

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