сова

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sova.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

сова́ (sováf anim (genitive совы́, nominative plural со́вы, genitive plural сов)

  1. owl
    бе́лая сова́‎ ― bélaja sová(Bubo scandiacus, syn. Nyctea scandiaca) snowy owl
    уша́стая сова́‎ ― ušástaja sová(Asio otus) horned owl
    Он сиди́т, как сова́ на забо́ре
    On sidít, kak sová na zabóre
    He doesn’t pay attention to anything (half blind and absent-minded).
  2. night person, night owl

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In the Russian culture, owls are not known for their wisdom; rather, they symbolize daytime blindness and absent-mindedness.

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sova.

Noun[edit]

со́ва f (Latin spelling sóva)

  1. owl

Declension[edit]


Ukrainian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sova.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

сова́ (sováf anim (genitive сови́, nominative plural со́ви)

  1. owl

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bilodid I. K., editor (1970–1980), “сова”, in Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy, Kiev: Naukova Dumka