гонять

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Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*gʷʰen-

From Proto-Slavic *goniti, *gnati, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰen- ‎(to kill). Cognate with Albanian gjan ‎(I hunt), Lithuanian giñti, Old Norse gunnr ‎(fight), Latin de-fendo, Ancient Greek θείνω ‎(theínō), Armenian գան ‎(gan, beating, blows).

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Verb[edit]

гоня́ть ‎(gonjátʹimpf ‎(perfective погоня́ть)

  1. to drive
  2. to distill
  3. to chase, to pursue
  4. to speed along

Usage notes[edit]

Гонять and погоня́ть ‎(pogonjátʹ) are in the class of Russian abstract verbs. Its counterpart, гнать ‎(gnatʹ) and погна́ть ‎(pognátʹ), are in the class of Russian concrete verbs.

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