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Russian

Etymology

From the Russian verb ведать (to know) < Old Church Slavonic вѣдѣти (to know). Russian ведь is an archaic imperative singular. Cognate with English wit (to wit).

Pronunciation

Interjection

ведь (ved’)

  1. after all
  2. indeed, surely
  3. why, well
  4. then, you know, you see
  5. isn’t it?

Conjunction

ведь (ved’)

  1. you see, you know

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