молва

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *mъlva, cognates include Old Church Slavonic мълва (mŭlva, noise, mourning), Ukrainian мова (móva, language), Belarusian мова (móva, language), Polish mowa (language), Bulgarian мълва (mǎlvá, rumour).

Noun[edit]

молва́ (molváf inan

  1. rumour/rumor, talks, hearsay
    Почти́ всю́ду носи́лась молва́ о его́ неограни́ченном честолю́бии.
    Počtí vsjúdu nosílasʹ molvá o jevó neograníčennom čestoljúbii.
    Almost everywhere floated the rumor of his unbounded ambition.
    (F. Dostoyevsky, Netochka Nezvanova, 1849)

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