чоловік

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Ukrainian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *čьlověkъ, *čelověkъ.

Noun[edit]

чолові́к (čolovíkm anim (genitive чолові́ка, nominative plural чолові́ки)

  1. man (male human)
  2. husband
  3. man, human

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Usage notes[edit]

The term is a false friend to many Slavic cognates, including Russian and Belarusian and its plural is regular. The senses "male human" and "husband" are specific to Ukrainian. The word люди́на (ljudýna) is a more common term for singular "human", "human being".

References[edit]

  • чоловік” in Ivan Bilodid (editor-in-chief) (1970–1980), Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Dictionary of the Ukrainian language], in 11 vols, Kiev: Naukova Dumka