верх

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vьrxъ (whence also Old Church Slavonic врьхъ ‎(vrĭxŭ)), from Proto-Indo-European *wers-.

Balto-Slavic cognates include Lithuanian viršus and Latvian virsus. Other Indo-European cognates include Latin verruca ‎(a steep place, height), Ancient Greek ἕρμα ‎(hérma, reef, rock, hill).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

верх ‎(verxm inan ‎(genitive ве́рха, nominative plural верхи́)

  1. top, upper part, roof, dome, height
  2. (figuratively) summit, apex
    совеща́ние в верха́хsoveščánije v verxáxsummit meeting
  3. the highest degree of something
    Э́то верх глу́пости!Éto verx glúposti! ― This is the height of stupidity!

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Noun[edit]

ве́рх ‎(vérxm inan ‎(genitive ве́рха, nominative plural верха́)

  1. right side (of clothing, fabric), shoe upper, boot top
  2. hood, top, soft top, rag top of a carriage or convertible automobile
  3. cap, cover, outside, shell (clothing, as opposed to a lining)

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