ради

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly an Iranian borrowing; compare Old Persian 𐎼𐎠𐎮𐎡𐎹 (r-a-di-i-y /rādiy/, on the account of).

Preposition[edit]

ради (radi)

  1. for the sake of
    • from Vita Methodii, 0700300-0700310:
      а тꙑ любиши гороу вельми, то не мози горꙑ ради оставити оучениꙗ своѥго, паче бо можеши кꙑмь съпасенъ бꙑти.
      a ty ljubiši goru velĭmi, to ne mozi gory radi ostaviti učenija svojego, pače bo možeši kymĭ sŭpasenŭ byti.
      Though you have great love for the mountain, still leave not your teaching for the mountain’s sake, for you can sooner be saved through it.
  2. because of

Descendants[edit]

  • Russian: ра́ди (rádi)
  • Serbo-Croatian:
    Cyrillic: ра̏ди
    Latin: rȁdi



Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *radi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈradʲɪ]
  • (file)

Ambiposition[edit]

ра́ди (rádi) (+ genitive case)

  1. for the sake of
    ра́ди меня́rádi menjáfor my sake
    ра́ди дете́йrádi detéjfor the sake of the children

Usage notes[edit]

The word can be used as both preposition, as in:

  • ра́ди меня́rádi menjáfor my sake

and postposition, as in:

  • Бо́га ра́диBóga rádifor God's sake

The latter usage tends to be more phrasal.


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *radi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /râdi/
  • Hyphenation: ра‧ди

Preposition[edit]

ра̏ди (Latin spelling rȁdi) (+ genitive case)

  1. for, because of, for the sake of
    ради менеfor my sake
    ради д(ј)ецеfor the sake of the children
    ради тог(а)because of that

Ukrainian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ра́ди (rády)

  1. genitive singular of ра́да (ráda)
  2. nominative plural of ра́да (ráda)
  3. accusative plural of ра́да (ráda)
  4. vocative plural of ра́да (ráda)