великий

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *velikъ

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

вели́кий (velíkij) (comparative бо́лее вели́кий, superlative велича́йший)

  1. large, big
  2. (short form only) too big; larger than necessary
    Э́ти сапоги́ мне велики́.
    Éti sapogí mne velikí.
    These boots are too big for me.
  3. great, outstanding

Declension[edit]

in the meanings "big, too big":

in the meaning "great, outstanding":

Usage notes[edit]

  • A special short form is found in the expression от ма́ла до вели́ка (ot mála do velíka, all ages, literally from small to big). Here ма́ла and вели́ка are old short genitives.

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Ukrainian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *velikъ

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

вели́кий (velýkyj)

  1. big, large

Declension[edit]

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