любезный

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to любо́вь (ljubóvʹ), etc.

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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

любе́зный (ljubéznyj) (comparative (по)любе́знее or (по)любе́зней)

  1. amiable, affable, courteous (mild, benign)
    бу́дьте любе́зныbúdʹte ljubéznyplease; would you be so kind
    любе́зный чита́тель! (obsolete)
    ljubéznyj čitátelʹ! (obsolete)
    dear/gentle reader!
  2. obliging (ready to help)
  3. (obsolete) my good man, sir (form of address)

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