яйцо

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Belarusian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ajьce, diminutive of *aje, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.

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яйцо́ (jajcón, gen. sg. яйца́ (jajcá), nom. pl. я́йцы (jájcy)

  1. egg
  2. ovum
  3. (colloquial) testicle, ball

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ajьce, diminutive of *aje, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [(j)ɪjˈt͡so]
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Noun[edit]

яйцо́ (jajcón inan (genitive яйца́, nominative plural я́йца, genitive plural яи́ц or я́иц*) (* Colloquial.)

  1. egg
    (proverb)
    я́йца ку́рицу не у́чатjájca kúricu ne účatdon't teach your grandmother to suck eggs
  2. ovum
  3. (colloquial) testicle, ball, nut, nad, gonad
    она́ де́ржит его́ за я́йцаoná déržit jevó za jájcashe's got him by the balls

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