цель

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Polish cel ‎(aim, goal), in turn from Middle High German zil.

Noun[edit]

цель ‎(celʹf inan ‎(genitive це́ли, nominative plural це́ли, genitive plural це́лей)

  1. goal, target, aim, end, object
    не попада́ть/попа́сть в цель‎ ― ne popadátʹ/popástʹ v celʹ ― to miss (one's aim)
  2. purpose
  3. destination (of traveller)
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Verb[edit]

цель ‎(celʹ)

  1. second-person singular imperative imperfective of це́лить ‎(célitʹ)