лицедей

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Etymology[edit]

Old East Slavic лицедѣи (liceděi), from Proto-Slavic *licedějь; synchronically derivable as лицо́ (licó) +‎ -е- (-e-) +‎ -дей (-dej), combining form of де́ять (déjatʹ, to do).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [lʲɪt͡sɨˈdʲej]

Noun[edit]

лицеде́й (licedéjm anim (genitive лицеде́я, nominative plural лицеде́и, genitive plural лицеде́ев, feminine лицеде́йка)

  1. (dated) actor
  2. (figuratively, derogatory) pretender, faker

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