пре-

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Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *per-.

Prefix[edit]

пре- (pre-)

  1. too, overly, excessively
    пре- (pre-) + ‎голем (golem, big) → ‎преголем (pregolem, too big)
  2. re-, again
    пре- (pre-) + ‎прати (prati, to send) → ‎препрати (preprati, to resend, forward)
  3. across, over, through
    пре- (pre-) + ‎качи (kači, to climb) → ‎прекачи (prekači, to climb over)
    пре- (pre-) + ‎носи (nosi, to carry) → ‎пренесе (prenese, to transfer, transport, carry across)

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Church Slavonic пре- (pre-), прѣ- (prě-), from Proto-Slavic *per-. Compare native пере- (pere-).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

пре- or пре́- (pre- or pré-)

  1. (used with verbs) over, across
    пре- (pre-) + ‎враща́ть (vraščátʹ, to rotate, to turn) → ‎превраща́ть (prevraščátʹ, to convert, to turn into)
    пре- (pre-) + ‎поднести́ (podnestí, to bring, to offer) → ‎преподнести́ (prepodnestí, to present)
    пре- (pre-) + ‎облада́ть (obladátʹ, to possess, to own) → ‎преоблада́ть (preobladátʹ, to prevail, to predominate)
  2. (used with adjectives) most, very (superlative degree)
    пре- (pre-) + ‎до́брый (dóbryj, kind, good) → ‎предо́брый (predóbryj, most kind)
    пре- (pre-) + ‎кра́сный (krásnyj, beautiful) (archaic) → ‎прекра́сный (prekrásnyj, most beautiful)
    пре- (pre-) + ‎драго́й (dragój, dear) → ‎предраго́й (predragój)
    пре- (pre-) + ‎скве́рный (skvérnyj, bad, foul) → ‎прескве́рный (preskvérnyj, very bad)

Derived terms[edit]