плавить

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *plaviti. Cognate with Ukrainian пла́вити (plávyty), Serbo-Croatian пла̏вити (to flood), Slovene рlаvíti (to float (timber), to sail), Czech plaviti, Slovak рlаviť, Polish pɫawić, Bulgarian пла́вя (plávja, to rinse). More distantly cognate with Lithuanian pláuti (to wash, to rinse), Sanskrit प्लावयति (plāvayati, to cause to float, to flood), Avestan 𐬟𐬭𐬁𐬎𐬎𐬀𐬌𐬌𐬈𐬌𐬙𐬌(frāuuaiieiti, to force to leave), Ancient Greek πλώω (plṓō, to swim), English flow, Old Norse flóа (to flow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

пла́вить (plávitʹimpf

  1. to melt, smelt, fuse
  2. (regional, transitive) to float (timber) (to transport by floating)

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

imperfective

perfective

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References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “плавить”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in ru), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress