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 *nȅbo, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *nebo, *nebes-, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (cloud).

Noun[edit]

небо (nebon

  1. heaven
  2. sky

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Cejtlin, R.M.; Večerka, R.; Blagova, E., editors (1994), “небо”, in Staroslavjanskij slovarʹ (po rukopisjam X—XI vekov) [Old Church Slavonic Dictionary (Based on 10–11th Century Manuscripts)], Moscow: Russkij jazyk
  • Hauptova Z., editor (1958–1997), “небо”, in Slovník jazyka staroslověnského (Lexicon linguae palaeoslovenicae), Prague: Euroslavica
  • Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6
  • Halla-aho, Jussi (2006) Problems of Proto-Slavic Historical Nominal Morphology: On the Basis of Old Church Slavic (Slavica Helsingiensia; 26)[1], Helsinki: University of Helsinki

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 не́беna nébein the sky
    копти́ть не́боkoptítʹ néboto 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 землёйméždu nébom i zemljójbetween heaven and earth; in an uncertain situation
    как не́бо от земли́kak nébo ot zemlíworlds apart
    быть на седьмо́м не́беbytʹ na sedʹmóm nébeto be in seventh heaven
    превозноси́ть до небе́сprevoznosítʹ do nebésto praise to the skies; to lavish praise on
    (+ accusative case)
    попа́сть па́льцем в не́боpopástʹ pálʹcem v néboto be wide of the mark
  3. air
    под откры́тым не́бомpod otkrýtym nébomin the open (air); under the open sky
    с не́ба свали́тьсяs néba svalítʹsjato 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

Declension[edit]

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