поперёк

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From по- (po-) +‎ *перёк (*perjók, crosswise). Underlying root found in Old East Slavic перекъ (perekŭ, width, crossbeam) as well as Belarusian пе́рек (pjérjek, across); Ukrainian пере́ка (peréka, contradiction); Church Slavonic прѣкꙑ (prěky, across); Bulgarian пря́ко (prjáko, straight, across); Serbo-Croatian при̏јек (steep); при̏јекӣ (straight, nearest); при̏јеко (through); Slovene prek (across (adverb)) (tonal orthography), also preko (tonal orthography); prèk (across (preposition)) (tonal orthography); Czech příka (steepness); příč (width); Slovak priek (resistance); Polish w poprzek (across, crosswise) or obsolete Polish przeko (across); Upper Sorbian prěki (across); Lower Sorbian pŕeki (across).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pəpʲɪˈrʲɵk]
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Preposition[edit]

поперёк (poperjók) (+ genitive case)

  1. across, athwart

Adverb[edit]

поперёк (poperjók)

  1. across, crosswise

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “поперёк”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “-перёк”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress