обаим

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Etymology[edit]

From the verb обаять (obajatʹ), обаивать (obaivatʹ, to charm). Possible link with the proper noun Обаим (Obaim) / Обоим (Oboim)

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Noun[edit]

оба́им (obáimm anim (genitive оба́има, nominative plural оба́имы, genitive plural оба́имов)

  1. (dialectal) A sweet-talking, crafty or deceptive person.
    Э́тот оба́им хоть како́го несгово́рчивого и упря́мого челове́ка оба́ет.
    Étot obáim xotʹ kakóvo nesgovórčivovo i uprjámovo čelovéka obájet.
    This sweet-talker could charm even the most stubborn person.

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References[edit]

  • Anikin, A. Je. (2007), “абаим”, in Russkij etimologičeskij slovarʹ [Russian Etymological Dictionary] (in Russian), volume I, Moscow: Rukopisnyje pamjatniki Drevnej Rusi, page 65
  • обаим”, in Slovarʹ russkix narodnyx govorov [Dictionary of Russian Dialects] (in Russian), volume 21, Moscow, Saint Petersburg: Nauka, 1986, page 343b
  • Dalʹ, V. I. (1880–1882), “обаивать”, in Tolkovyj slovarʹ živovo velikorusskovo jazyka [Explanatory Dictionary of the Living Great Russian Language] (in Russian), 2nd edition, Saint Petersburg, Moscow: Izdanije knigoprodavca-tipografa M.O. Volʹfa