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 не́бе‎ ― na nébein the sky
    копти́ть не́бо‎ ― koptítʹ 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 землёй‎ ― méždu nébom i zemljójbetween heaven and earth; in an uncertain situation
    как не́бо от земли́‎ ― kak nébo ot zemlíworlds apart
    быть на седьмо́м не́бе‎ ― bytʹ na sedʹmóm nébeto be in seventh heaven
    превозноси́ть до небе́с‎ ― prevoznosítʹ do nebésto praise to the skies; to lavish praise on
    (+ accusative case)
    попа́сть па́льцем в не́бо‎ ― popástʹ pálʹcem v néboto be wide of the mark
  3. air
    под откры́тым не́бом‎ ― pod otkrýtym nébomin the open (air); under the open sky
    с не́ба свали́ться‎ ― s 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

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


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