лестница

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Russian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old East Slavic лѣстница (lěstnica), derived from *lěstva, from *lězti (to climb) + *-tv-. Equivalent to лезть (leztʹ) +‎ -ница (-nica).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlʲesʲnʲɪt͡sə]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

ле́стница (léstnicaf inan (genitive ле́стницы, nominative plural ле́стницы, genitive plural ле́стниц)

  1. stair, staircase
    На́до бы́ло идти́ по ле́стнице.Nádo býlo idtí po léstnice.You should have taken the stairs.
    сбега́ть с ле́стницыsbegátʹ s léstnicyto run downstairs
  2. ladder, step

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