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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheRaginPagan

"ой-да"?

What is the meaning of this conjunction?

March 19, 2017

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1Pozin2

"Ой-да, матушка... = " Ах-ты, матушка ( Ah, you, mother)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

Only Ах is not Ah in English ("ah" is more like "А-а-а").


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kundoo

Where did you see it? Are you sure, it wasn't "ой, да."? That would mean something like "oh, yes", but I don't believe something like "ой-да" exists in Russian language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheRaginPagan

It's from a song. The section goes like so (and this is straight from the lyric book):

"Ой-да, матушка, Ночка-Свароговна, Скрой седые заветы отцов От глаза черного люта ворога В гуще священных лесов."

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