WOTD, муж

The word of the day is…


Russian, 1. husband 2. man
masculine animate noun

As “husband”, it has different endings in the plural than it does as “man”- namely -ья/-ей/-ьям and -и/-ей/-ам, respectively.

This is also found in some other related words, such as the verbs мужать “to reach manhood” and мужаться “to take heart, have courage” (the reflexive makes me think something like “to be a man”).

Then there is the related but different word for “man”, мужчин

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