держава

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Inherited from Old East Slavic дьржава (dĭržava) [1344], from Proto-Slavic *dьržava. Cognates include Ukrainian держа́ва (deržáva, strength; estate; state (government), power), Belarusian дзяржа́ва (dzjaržáva, state (government)), Old Church Slavonic дрьжава (drĭžava), дръжава (drŭžava), Bulgarian държа́ва (dǎržáva, state (government)), Macedonian држава (država, state (government)), Serbo-Croatian др̀жава (possession; state (government)), Slovene držȃva (composition, content; state, power; possession) (tonal orthography), Czech država (possession; power, state), Slovak dŕžava (state, power), Polish dzierżawa (lease; (archaic) possession).

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держа́ва (deržávaf inan (genitive держа́вы, nominative plural держа́вы, genitive plural держа́в)

  1. state, power
  2. orb, globe, mound

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