начать

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *načęti, also see Old Church Slavonic начѧти (načęti). Equivalent to на- (na-) +‎ -чать (-čatʹ), from Proto-Indo-European *ken- (new, fresh), whence English recent and ceno-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nɐˈt͡ɕætʲ]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

нача́ть (načátʹpf (imperfective начина́ть)

  1. to begin, to start, to commence

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