ябеда

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Russian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Norse embætti, compare Gothic 𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌱𐌰𐌷𐍄𐌹 (andbahti, service, office), Old High German ambahti (position, office).

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Noun[edit]

я́беда (jábedam anim, f anim, f inan (genitive я́беды, nominative plural я́беды, genitive plural я́бед)

  1. (masculine or feminine, animate) tattletale
  2. (feminine, inanimate, obsolete) slander, snitching

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References[edit]

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