Lexical-grammatical history of the lexeme pozhaluy

2014. № 2 (28), 126-152

Nina V. Gatinskaya, Russian Peoples’ Friendship University


The article examines formation of modal adverb pozhaluy ‘perhaps’, originally a verb imperative form. The history of this word is outlined according to lexicographical sources and eighteenth- and nineteenth century texts. The material was partly selected by the author, partly taken from the National corpus of Russian language.