тщета

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *tъščeta, a derivative of Proto-Slavic *tъščь (whence то́щий (tóščij)) + *-ota (whence -ота (-ota)).

Further back, from Proto-Indo-European *tweskʷ- (desert, barren). Compare Sanskrit तुच्छ (tuccha, empty, vain), Latin tesqua (desert).

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тщета́ (tščetáf inan (genitive тщеты́, uncountable)

  1. (literary) vanity

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