пёс

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pьsъ.

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Noun[edit]

пёс (pjósm anim (genitive пса, nominative plural псы)

  1. dog
    созвездие Большого Пса (sozvézdije Bol’šóvo Psa) — Canis Major, the Great Dog (constellation)
    созвездие Малого Пса (sozvézdije Málovo Psa) — Canis Minor, the Lesser Dog (constellation)
  2. male dog

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Usage notes[edit]

пёс is frequently encountered in Russian literature, but it has an old-fashioned and somewhat pejorative ring to it, much like hound or cur in English. The more usual word is собака (sobaka).

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