лесть

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Church Slavonic льсть (lĭstĭ). According to Vasmer, a link with German List is possible.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [lʲesʲtʲ]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

лесть (lestʹf inan (genitive ле́сти, nominative plural ле́сти, genitive plural ле́стей)

  1. flattery, adulation, cajolery

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References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “лесть”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in ru), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress