красить

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Russian[edit]

Она́ кра́сит я́йца

Etymology[edit]

краса́ (krasá, beauty) +‎ -ить (-itʹ); the original sense was “to decorate”, as in Slavic cognates like Old Church Slavonic красити (krasiti), Polish krasić, Czech krášlit.

Compare sense development to кра́ска (kráska, paint), original sense hypothesized to be “blush” or “decoration”, and to кра́сный (krásnyj, red), original sense “beautiful, good”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkrasʲɪtʲ]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

кра́сить (krásitʹimpf (perfective вы́красить or покра́сить)

  1. to color, to paint, to dye
  2. to adorn, to beautify, to decorate, to embellish

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imperfective

perfective

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References[edit]

  • Šanskij N. M., editor (1982), “красить”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 8, Moscow: Moscow University Press, page 373