дрѣво

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Old Church Slavonic[edit]

дрѣво

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From Proto-Slavic *dervo, from Proto-Indo-European *dóru. Most likely originally an o-stem.

Noun[edit]

дрѣво (drěvon

  1. tree
  2. wood (substance)
  3. stake, stick
  4. (paganism) object of worship
    • from Liturgical Service of Saint Naum, 3rd Verse in the 4th Tone:
      и паче панонъ нераꙁꙋмѣишаѧ, каменїамъ и древїамъ вѣрꙋюще
      i pače panonŭ nerazuměišaę, kameniamŭ i dreviamŭ věrujušte
      and the most ignorant Pannonians, who believed in the rocks and trees
    • from Vita Constantini, 1201110-1201210:
      то и въі· иже сѧ клан҄ѣете дрѣвоу· хоудѣи вещи· еже естъ готово на огн҄ь· како имате избъіти вѣчьнааго огн҄ѣ·
      to i vŭi· iže sę klanʹěete drěvu· xuděi vešti· eže estŭ gotovo na ognʹĭ· kako imate izbŭiti věčĭnaago ognʹě·
      How then shall you who worship a tree, a worthless thing intended for burning, escape the eternal fire?
  5. (Christianity) cross (instrument of crucifixion)
    • from the Homily against the Bogumils, 335-337:
      би къто царева сꙑна оубилъ дрѣвомь можетъ ли дрѣво то любо бꙑти цѣсарю? такожде и крьстъ богоу.
      bi kŭto careva syna ubilŭ drěvomĭ možetŭ li drěvo to ljubo byti cěsarju? takožde i krĭstŭ bogu.
      If anyone killed the king's son with a cross of wood, would the wood be dear to the king? The same is true of the cross for God.

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