старый

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic старъ (starŭ), from Proto-Slavic *starъ (old).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): [ˈstarɨj]

Adjective[edit]

ста́рый (stáryj) (comparative (по)старе́е or (по)старе́й or (по)ста́рше, superlative са́мый ста́рый)

  1. old
  2. ancient, antique
  3. olden

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The end-stressed short neuter form старо́ (staró) is used with the meaning "long-known" (of news, information, etc.), and in the expression э́то старо́ как мир (éto staró kak mir, it's as old as the world); otherwise, the stem-stressed form ста́ро (stáro) is preferred.

Comparatives (по)ста́рше and (по)старе́е:

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “старый”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “старый”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 199

Rusyn[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic старъ (starŭ), from Proto-Slavic *starъ (old).

Adjective[edit]

стары́й (starŷ́j)

  1. old