лихой

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Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic лихъ (lixŭ), from Proto-Slavic *lixъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [lʲɪˈxoj]
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

лихо́й (lixój) (comparative (по)ли́ше)

  1. evil, hard, sinister
  2. valiant, intrepid, bold, daring
  3. dashing, gallant
  4. nimble
  5. smart
  6. criminal, delinquent

Usage notes[edit]

  • Per Zaliznyak, the comparative ли́ше (líše) is rare and awkward.

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