пёс

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pьsъ.

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Noun[edit]

пёс ‎(pjosm anim ‎(genitive пса, nominative plural псы, genitive plural псов)

  1. dog
    созве́здие Большо́го Пса‎ ― sozvézdije Bolʹšóvo PsaCanis Major, the Great Dog (constellation)
    созве́здие Ма́лого Пса‎ ― sozvézdije Málovo PsaCanis Minor, the Lesser Dog (constellation)
    псу под хвост‎ ― psu pod xvostgo to pot, go to the dogs; all in vain
    а́нус себе́ дёрни, пёс‎ ― ánus sebé djórni, pjósgo fuck yourself, you’re an asshole
  2. male dog

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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 соба́ка ‎(sobáka).

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