хитрый

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic хытръ (xytrŭ), from Proto-Slavic *xytrъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈxʲitrɨj]
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Adjective[edit]

хи́трый (xítryj) (comparative (по)хитре́е or (по)хитре́й)

  1. sly, cunning, artful
  2. intricate, involved
    Э́то не хи́тро/хитро́.Éto ne xítro/xitró.That's simple.
    Э́то де́ло не хи́трое.Éto délo ne xítroje.It is very simple; A child could do it.
  3. skilful, resourceful

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Further reading[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max, “хитрый”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language]‎[1] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress, 1964–1973