сечь

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *sěťi.

Cognate with Serbo-Croatian sjȅći, сје̏ћи, Slovene sẹ́či, Belarusian сека́ (sjeká), Belarusian сячы́ (sjačý), Ukrainian сі́кти (síkty), Slovak siecť, Upper Sorbian syc, Lower Sorbian sec, Polabian sect, Czech síct and Polish siec.

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Verb[edit]

сечь (sečʹimpf (perfective вы́сечь)

  1. to cut (up), to chop, to hew, to slash to pieces; to cleave
    пови́нную го́лову и меч не сечёт (proverb)
    povínnuju gólovu i meč ne sečót
    a fault confessed is half redressed
    (literally, “even a sword doesn't cut the head of the one who confesses”)
  2. to flog, to whip, to lash (to whip or scourge someone or something as punishment)
  3. (colloquial) to get, to catch, to latch on
    сечёшь?sečóšʹ?got it?
  4. (colloquial) to know something (about), to know the ropes
    он в э́том де́ле не сечёт
    on v étom déle ne sečót
    he doesn't know a (damn) thing about this matter

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verbs
  • сече́ние (sečénije)
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