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 сова́bélaja sová(Bubo scandiacus, syn. Nyctea scandiaca) snowy owl
    уша́стая сова́ušástaja 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