существо

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From су́щий (súščij) +‎ -ество (-estvo).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sʊɕːɪstˈvo]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

существо́ (suščestvón anim (genitive существа́, nominative plural существа́, genitive plural суще́ств)

  1. creature, being
  2. essence

Usage notes[edit]

  • The noun существо́ is one of the rare Russian neuter nouns to have animacy. Other neuter nouns with animacy include живо́тное (živótnoje), насеко́мое (nasekómoje), etc.

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