вий

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See also: виј, вій, and вії

Bulgarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

вий (vij) (personal)

  1. (regional, nonstandard or poetic) Alternative form of вие (vie) (the second-person plural pronoun in the nominative case, used as the subject of a verb); you.
    Вий двамата сте по-високи от мен.
    Vij dvamata ste po-visoki ot men.
    Both of you are taller than me.

Usage notes[edit]

Вий and ний are used in the Eastern Bulgarian dialects and are not considered standard. They can also be found in poetry (see quotations) where the number of syllables is important and these pronouns are one syllable shorter than their corresponding standard forms.

Quotations[edit]

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Russian[edit]

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Viy commands "open my eyelids, I can't see"

Etymology[edit]

From Ukrainian вій (vij).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

вий (vijm anim (genitive ви́я, nominative plural ви́и, genitive plural ви́ев)

  1. (mythology) "viy" (a creature with gigantic eyelids and eyelashes from hell who kills by looking at people)

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