мед honey, mead
Parts of speech

Nouns

мед gen. меду - honey, mead

медок gen. медку - honey, mead (diminutive), nectar

Adjectives

медовий - relating to honey, honeyed

медяний - relating to honey, honeyed

Adverbs

 

 

Verbs

 

 

Useful compounds
and collocations

медовий місяць - honeymoon

Additional information

1. compound words relating to honey or mead beginning with мед- should not be confused with compounds relating to 'medical', e.g. медсестра - nurse, медогляд - medical examination

2. ведмідь (bear) is said as медвідь in some variants of Ukrainian, most likely through asociation with honey

3. 'У ведмедя десять пісень, і все про мед' - 'The bear knows a dozen songs, and they're all about honey' (Ukrainian folk saying).

Related words

медівник, медяник - honeycake

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