дядя

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See also: дада and да-да

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic дѣдѩ (dědję), baby-talk assimilation of Old East Slavic дѣдъ (dědŭ). Displaced Russian уй (uj) and стрый (stryj), the common Slavic terms for maternal and paternal uncle, respectively.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈdʲædʲə]
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Noun[edit]

дя́дя (djádjam anim (genitive дя́ди, nominative plural дя́ди or дядья́, genitive plural дя́дей or дядьёв, diminutive дя́денька or дя́дюшка) (uncle)
дя́дя (djádjam anim (genitive дя́ди, nominative plural дя́ди, genitive plural дя́дей, diminutive дя́денька or дя́дюшка) (man, fellow, guy)

  1. uncle
  2. (colloquial) man
  3. fellow, strong fellow, guy

Declension[edit]

uncle
man, fellow, guy

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  • Armenian: ձյաձ (jyaj), ձյաձյա (jyajya)

Ukrainian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic дѣдѩ (dědję), baby-talk assimilation of Old East Slavic дѣдъ (dědŭ) (compare дід (did)). Displaced Ukrainian стрий (stryj, paternal uncle) (now dialectal) and the lost cognate of Russian уй (uj, maternal uncle).

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Noun[edit]

дя́дя (djádjam pers (genitive дя́ді, nominative plural дяді́, genitive plural дядь or дяді́в)

  1. (colloquial) uncle
    Synonym: дя́дьо (djádʹo)

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