синий

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sinjь.

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Adjective[edit]

си́ний (sínij) (comparative (по)сине́е or (по)сине́й, superlative сине́йший)

  1. deep blue
    deep blue:   
  2. indigo
    indigo:   
  3. (figuratively) dead (sense transferred from the blue color of a dead person's face)
  4. (figuratively) drunken, drunk (also acts as noun)
  5. (slang) being a thief from the Russian mafia (from the blue color of the tattoos that cover his body)

Usage notes[edit]

  • синий (sinij) and голубой (goluboj) (different shades of blue) are seen as distinct basic colors in Russian, as different from each other as blue and green would be for an English speaker; Russian does not have one single color term corresponding to blue.

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Colors in Russian · цвета́ (cvetá) (layout · text)
     бе́лый (bélyj)      се́рый (séryj)      чёрный (čórnyj)      кори́чневый (koríčnevyj)
             ро́зовый (rózovyj)              кра́сный (krásnyj), алый (alyj), пунцовый (puncovyj)              ора́нжевый (oránževyj)              жёлтый (žóltyj), кре́мовый (krémovyj)
             жёлто-зелёный (žólto-zeljónyj)              зелёный (zeljónyj)              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              бирюзо́вый (birjuzóvyj), зеленова́то-голубо́й (zelenováto-golubój)
             голубо́й (golubój)              си́ний (sínij)              лило́вый (lilóvyj), инди́го (indígo)              пу́рпу́рный (púrpúrnyj), фиоле́товый (fiolétovyj)