сечь

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sěťi, from Proto-Indo-European *sek- (to cut).

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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. (colloquial) to get, to catch, to latch on
    сечёшь?sečóšʹ?got it?
  3. (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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сечь (sečʹimpf (perfective вы́сечь)

  1. to flog, to whip, to lash (to whip or scourge someone or something as punishment)

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imperfective

perfective

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