жизнь

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Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žiti

Noun[edit]

жизнь (žiznĭf

  1. life

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Church Slavonic жизнь(žiznĭ), from Proto-Slavic *žiti

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

жизнь (žiznʹf inan (genitive жи́зни, nominative plural жи́зни, genitive plural жи́зней)

  1. life
  2. practice

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • житьё(žitʹjó) (colloquial)
  • житие́(žitijé) (philosophical, ecclesiastic)
  • жисть(žistʹ) (regional, informal and colloquial humorous)

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