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медведь

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Etymology

From мёд (honey, mead) + -ед (eater), hence literally "honey-eater". There is also a folk etymology from мёд and ведать (to know, to manage), hence "one who knows honey" or "honey master".

Pronunciation

Noun

медведь (medvéd’) m.

  1. bear
  2. male bear
  3. bear (of any bear-like animal) (informal)
  4. (finance) bear (on a stock market)
  5. (figuratively) large and clumsy person
  6. (criminal slang) safe (see also медвежатник)

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative медве́дь медве́ди
genitive медве́дя медве́дей
dative медве́дю медве́дям
accusative медве́дя медве́дей
instrumental медве́дем медве́дями
prepositional о медве́де о медве́дях

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