небо

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Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *nebo, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos ‎(cloud).

Noun[edit]

небо ‎(nebon ‎(plural неба)

  1. sky
  2. heaven

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Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *nebo, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos ‎(cloud).

Noun[edit]

небо ‎(nebon

  1. heaven
  2. sky

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Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Church Slavonic небо ‎(nebo), from Proto-Slavic *nebo, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos ‎(cloud). Compare native Russian нёбо ‎(njóbo) from the same Proto-Slavic term.

Noun[edit]

не́бо ‎(nébon inan ‎(genitive не́ба, nominative plural небеса́, genitive plural небе́с)

  1. sky
    на не́бе‎ ― na nébe ― in the sky
    копти́ть не́бо‎ ― koptítʹ nébo ― to waste one's life (lit. to soot the sky)
  2. heaven, firmament
    О́тче наш, су́щий на небеса́х!‎ ― Ótče naš, súščij na nebesáx! ― Our Father, who art in heaven!
    ме́жду не́бом и землёй‎ ― méždu nébom i zemljój ― between heaven and earth; in an uncertain situation
    как не́бо от земли́‎ ― kak nébo ot zemlí ― worlds apart
    быть на седьмо́м не́бе‎ ― bytʹ na sedʹmóm nébe ― to be in seventh heaven
    превозноси́ть до небе́с‎ ― prevoznosítʹ do nebés ― to praise to the skies; to lavish praise on (+ accusative case)
    попа́сть па́льцем в не́бо‎ ― popástʹ pálʹcem v nébo ― to be wide of the mark
  3. air
    под откры́тым не́бом‎ ― pod otkrýtym nébom ― in the open (air); under the open sky
    с не́ба свали́ться‎ ― s néba svalítʹsja ― to appear out of the blue

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *nebo, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos ‎(cloud).

Noun[edit]

не̏бо n ‎(Latin spelling nȅbo)

  1. sky
  2. heaven, firmament
  3. air
  4. atmosphere

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Ukrainian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *nebo, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos ‎(cloud).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

не́бо ‎(nébon ‎(genitive не́ба, nominative plural небеса́)

  1. (usually uncountable) sky
  2. (usually uncountable) heaven

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural is used mostly in poetry and high-register literature and is not used at all in common speech.

References[edit]

  • Bilodid I. K., editor (1970–1980), “небо”, in Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy, Kiev: Naukova Dumka