вокзал

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Etymology[edit]

From English Vauxhall (site of a pleasure garden and major railway station). The ending was influenced by зал (zal, hall). The spelling фоксал (foksal) attested in 1777 is from French facs-hall, from the same English source.

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вокза́л (vokzálm inan

  1. (obsolete) park, pleasure garden
    • 1813, Aleksandr Pushkin, ‘To Natalie’
      На гуляньях иль в воксалах / Легким зефиром летал. At fetes and in parks, I've been flitting like a gentle zephyr.
  2. train station, railroad station, railway station, depot

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References[edit]

  • вокзал” in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv
  • вокзал” in Pavel Černyx (1999), Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 2 vols (3rd ed.), Moscow: Publishing House "Russian Language", volume 1, page 162
  • “вокзал” in Aleksandr Šapošnikov (2010), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ sovremennogo russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of Contemporary Russian Language], in 2 vols, Moscow: Flinta; Nauka, volume I, page 135b

Ukrainian[edit]

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вокза́л (vokzálm inan (genitive вокза́лу, nominative plural вокза́ли)

  1. train station, railroad station, railway station, depot

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  • вокзал” in Ivan Bilodid (editor-in-chief) (1970–1980), Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Dictionary of the Ukrainian language], in 11 vols, Kiev: Naukova Dumka