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Etymology

Originally, друг was the predicative (short) form of другой (“another”). It is related to второй ("second”) < OCS въторъ (“other”, "second”) < PIE *wi-tero- (“more apart”) < PIE base *wi- (“separation”) + comparative suffix *-tero- (“-er”).

Noun

друг (drug) m., друзья (druz’já) pl.

  1. close friend
  2. (in pairs) other, another

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative друг друзья́
genitive дру́га друзе́й
dative дру́гу друзья́м
accusative дру́га друзе́й
instrumental дру́гом друзья́ми
prepositional о дру́ге о друзья́х

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Serbian

Noun

друг m. (plural другови) (Roman spelling drug)

  1. A male friend.
    Петар је мој друг. (Peter is my friend.)
  2. A comrade, especially among Partisans during World War II.
    Друг Валтер је разнео воз. (Comrade Valter blew up the train.)
  3. Used to address people, especially during communism in Yugoslavia.
    Друже наставниче, када нам почиње час? (Comrade teacher, when will our class begin?)

Declension

Declension of друг Singular Plural
Nominative друг другови
Genitive друга другова
Dative другу друговима
Accusative друга другове
Vocative друже другови
Instrumental другом друговима
Locative другу друговима

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