увы

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic [Term?], ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wai. Cognate with English woe, Latin vae, Lithuanian vaĩ, Sanskrit उवे (uvé), Hittite [script needed] (uwai), Persian وای(vây).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʊˈvɨ]
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Interjection[edit]

увы́ (uvý)

  1. alas!