масленица

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from масло ('butter', 'oil'). Compare French mardi gras.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaslʲinʲit͡sə/

Noun[edit]

масленица f

  1. Shrovetide, Pancake week (the week before Lent, seven weeks before Easter)
  2. feast

Declension[edit]