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)

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ле́вый ‎(lévyjm anim

  1. leftist, one who believes in the political left

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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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