жить

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Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Noun[edit]

жить ‎(žitĭf

  1. life

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *žiti (compare Belarusian жыць(žyc’), Ukrainian жити(žýty), Old Church Slavonic жити(žiti)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷeih₃w-(to live). Cognate to Lithuanian gyventi, Sanskrit जीवति(jīvati), Latin vīvō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

жить ‎(žitʹimpf ‎(perfective пожи́ть)

  1. to live
    жить на широ́кую но́гу‎ ― žitʹ na širókuju nógu ― to live in a grand style
  2. to reside

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Note the stress in the past negative:

Derived terms[edit]

imperfective

perfective

Related terms[edit]