жена

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See also: женя and Женя

Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žena, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *génāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

жена́ (ženáf (related adjective же́нски, diminutive жени́ца)

  1. woman, lady, female
  2. wife, spouse
  3. charwoman, home help

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • жена in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Institut za bǎlgarski ezik)
  • жена in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Čitanka.Info)

Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žena, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *génāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʒɛna]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

жена (ženaf (plural жени, related adjective женски, diminutive женичка or женче, augmentative жениште)

  1. woman
  2. wife

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Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Old Church Slavonic Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žena, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *génāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn.

Noun[edit]

жена (ženaf

  1. woman
  2. wife

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Old East Slavic[edit]

Жена (1).

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žena.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʑɛˈna/
  • Hyphenation: же‧на

Noun[edit]

жена (ženaf (diminutive женъка or жонка)

  1. woman
  2. wife

Declension[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (woman): мѫжь (mǫžĭ, man)
  • (wife): мѫжь (mǫžĭ, husband)

Descendants[edit]

  • Belarusian: жана́ (žaná) (dated)
  • Russian: жена́ (žená)
  • Rusyn: жона́ (žoná)
  • Ukrainian: жона́ (žoná) (dated)

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old East Slavic жена (žena), from Proto-Slavic *žena, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *génāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn, whence English queen and gyno-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

жена́ (ženáf anim (genitive жены́, nominative plural жёны, genitive plural жён, diminutive жёнушка or жену́ля or жену́лька)

  1. wife
  2. (obsolete) woman

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Rusyn[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žena, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *génāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn.

Noun[edit]

жена (žena)

  1. woman
    Ту грає єдна жена і єден хлоп
    Tu hraje jedna žena i jeden xlop
    Here plays one woman and one man

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žena, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *génāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʒěna/
  • Hyphenation: же‧на

Noun[edit]

жѐна f (Latin spelling žèna)

  1. woman
  2. wife

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  • жена” in Hrvatski jezični portal