открыть

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Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic отъкрꙑти (otŭkryti, to uncover, unfold; to reveal, disclose), from Proto-Slavic *otъkryti, from *otъ- +‎ *kryti (to cover, hide). Equivalent to от- (ot-) +‎ крыть (krytʹ).

Sense "to discover" is calque of French découvrir or German entdecken.

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откры́ть (otkrýtʹpf (imperfective открыва́ть)

  1. to open
  2. to turn on
  3. to discover
  4. to disclose
  5. to reveal
  6. to unveil
  7. to inaugurate

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References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “открыть”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Sreznevskij, I. I. (1902), “отъкрꙑти”, in Materialy dlja slovarja drevne-russkago jazyka po pisʹmennym pamjatnikam [Materials for the Dictionary of the Old Russian Language According to Written Monuments] (in Russian), volume 2, Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, page 791