чесать

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *česàti (comb, scratch). Acc. to Vasmer cognates include Sanskrit कच्छू (kacchū, an itch, a scab), Ancient Greek κεσκέον (keskéon, oakum, tow) and Ancient Greek κέωρος (kéōros, nettle)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

чеса́ть (česátʹimpf (perfective почеса́ть)

  1. comb
  2. (textiles) card, comb
  3. scratch
    чеса́ть язы́кčesátʹ jazýkto wag one's tongue

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

imperfective

perfective

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References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “чесать”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress