клевета

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Macedonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

клевета (klevetaf

  1. slander, calumny, aspersion, libel

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Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain.

Usually compared with Proto-Slavic *klьvati (to peck, pick (of a bird)), which was supported by Vasmer.

However Preobrazhenskiy pointed to semantic differences while Trubachev claimed a deverbal noun from such a thematic verb would have been **klьvota (like зевота) and proposed a better comparison with dialectal Czech kleviti(se) (to gossip) and Arkhangelsk dialectal Russian клевить (klevitʹ, to tease, pester).

Noun[edit]

клевета (klevetaf

  1. slander, defamation

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Church Slavonic клевета (kleveta), see above.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

клевета́ (klevetáf inan (genitive клеветы́, nominative plural клеветы́, genitive plural клеве́т)

  1. slander, calumny, aspersion, libel

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /klěʋeta/
  • Hyphenation: кле‧ве‧та

Noun[edit]

клѐвета f (Latin spelling klèveta)

  1. slander, calumny

Declension[edit]