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жизнь

жизнь

Old Church Slavonic

Noun

жизнь (žiznĭ) f

  1. life

Russian

Etymology

Borrowing from Old Church Slavonic жизнь (žiznĭ), from Proto-Slavic *žiti

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ʐɨzʲnʲ]

Noun

жизнь (žiznʹ) f inan (genitive жи́зни, nominative plural жи́зни, genitive plural жи́зней)

  1. life
  2. practice

Declension

Synonyms

  • житьё (žitʹjó) (colloquial)
  • житие́ (žitijé) (philosophical, ecclesiastic)
  • жисть (žistʹ) (regional, informal and colloquial humorous)

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