олія

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Ukrainian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic олѣи (olěi, olive oil), from Proto-Slavic *olějь. Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἔλαιον (élaion) or Latin oleum.

Cognate with Belarusian алей (aljej), Bulgarian елей (elej), Lower Sorbian wolej, Polish olej, Slovene olje, Upper Sorbian wolij.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

олі́я (olíjaf inan (genitive олі́ї, nominative plural олі́ї)

  1. liquid fat
  2. cooking oil
  3. oil paint
  4. (dated) grease (for technical uses)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Melʹnyčuk O. S., editor (2003), “олія”, in Etymolohičnyj slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language] (in Ukrainian), volume IV, Kiev: Naukova Dumka, page 182
  • Bilodid I. K., editor (1970–1980), “олія”, in Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy, Kiev: Naukova Dumka