кулак

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from Turkic *kulak, with the same meaning, from *kul (hand). Compare Turkish kol (hand). The sense of “wealthy farmer” is from the expression держать в кулаке (deržatʹ v kulake, to keep in dependence) or developed figuratively as “fist” -> “tightfisted person”.

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Noun[edit]

кула́к (kulákm inan, m anim (genitive кулака́, nominative plural кулаки́)

  1. fist
  2. (military) concentrated force
  3. (historical, usually pejorative) kulak (a prosperous peasant in the Russian Empire or the Soviet Union, who owned land and could hire workers)
  4. (mechanical) cam

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Ukrainian[edit]

Noun[edit]

кула́к (kulákm inan, m anim (genitive кулака́, nominative plural кулаки́)

  1. fist
  2. cog
  3. (historical, usually pejorative) kulak (a prosperous peasant in the Russian Empire or the Soviet Union, who owned land and could hire workers)

Declension[edit]

fist, cog:

kulak:

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References[edit]

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