жрать

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*gʷerh₃-

From Old East Slavic жьрати ‎(žĭrati), from Proto-Slavic *žьrati, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷerh₃- ‎(to devour).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

жрать ‎(žratʹimpf ‎(perfective пожра́ть or сожра́ть)

  1. to devour, gorge, gobble, guzzle
  2. (humorous) to eat

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imperfective

perfective

References[edit]

  • Fasmer, Maks (1964–1973), “жрать”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress