претить

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Church Slavonic прѣтити (prětiti, to threaten), from Proto-Slavic *pertiti.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

прети́ть (pretítʹimpf

  1. (dated) to forbid, to ban
  2. (dated) to hinder, to oppose
    Угожда́я Персам, благоразумно ли бы́ло прети́ть Македонянам?
    Ugoždája Persam, blagorazumno li býlo pretítʹ Makedonjanam?
    When pleasing the Persians, was it judicious to oppose the Macedonians?
  3. to sicken, to disgust
    мне прети́т лестьmne pretít lestʹflattery disgusts/sickens me; I can't stand flattery
    ему́ прети́ло быть у неё на побегу́шках
    jemú pretílo bytʹ u nejó na pobegúškax
    he was sick of being an errand boy for her

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

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