левый

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Inherited from Old East Slavic лѣвъ (lěvŭ, left, wrong, evil), from Proto-Slavic *lěvъ, Proto-Indo-European *leh₂iwo-. Cognate to Latin laevus, Greek λαιός (laiós)

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): [ˈlʲevɨj]

Adjective[edit]

ле́вый (lévyj) (comparative (по)леве́е or (по)леве́й, superlative са́мый ле́вый)

  1. left, left-hand
  2. (nautical) port
  3. left-wing, leftist
  4. counterfeit
  5. (slang) wrong, strange, unsuitable, impertinent

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Noun[edit]

ле́вый (lévyjm inan (genitive ле́вого, nominative plural ле́вые, genitive plural ле́вых, feminine ле́вая)

  1. leftist, one who believes in the political left

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