мочь

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *moťi, from Proto-Indo-European *megʰ-. Cognate to Ancient Greek μῆχος (mêkhos, means, remedy) and Proto-Germanic *maganą (to be able, may).

Verb[edit]

мо́чь (móčʹimpf (perfective смочь)

  1. to be able
    • 1999, Земфи́ра Рамазанова (Zemfira Ramazanova), Синоптик
      Если не можешь богом быть ты, бу́ду я.
      Jésli ne móžeš’ bógom byt’ ty búdu ja.
      If you can't be a god, I will.
  2. may
    мо́жет быть‎ ― móžet bytʹmaybe
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imperfective

perfective

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *moťь, from Proto-Indo-European *mógʰtis, *megʰ- (to allow, be able, help). Cognate to Proto-Germanic *mahtiz and its descendants.

Noun[edit]

мочь (močʹf inan (genitive мо́чи, nominative plural мо́чи, genitive plural мо́чей)

  1. power, might
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