затея

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Etymology[edit]

Attested first from the year 1771, of unknown provenance; it is not known whether -за- is a prefix and what the -тѣй- part could be.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [zɐˈtʲejə]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

зате́я (zatéjaf inan (genitive зате́и, nominative plural зате́и, genitive plural зате́й)

  1. enterprise, undertaking
  2. (usually plural) piece of fun, fancy

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References[edit]

  • Kiparsky, Valentin (1975) Russische historische Grammatik. Band III: Entwicklung des Wortschatzes (in German), Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, page 172