муравей

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

мураве́й (muravéjm anim

  1. ant
  2. (colloquial, humorous) a special motor scooter with three wheels and a rear cargo area made in the USSR between 1959 and 1995 in Tula, officially capitalised - Муравей, some models were called differently: Турист, Тулица, the first model's name was Ту́ла (Túla).
    • 1996, Valentin Kononov,:
      И пока́ добря́га Сёмка спал, я три ре́йса на «муравье́» сде́лал.
      I poká dobrjága Sjómka spal, ja tri réjsa na “muravʹjé” sdélal.
      And while the good Syomka slept, I made three trips on my "ant".
    • 1996, Moskva:
      Дак всё ж перело́мано. Он же на «муравье́» с грузовико́м столкну́лся.
      Dak vsjó ž perelómano. On že na “muravʹjé” s gruzovikóm stolknúlsja.
      Why, everything is shattered. You see, his "ant" has collided with a truck.
    • 2005, William Gibson,:
      А мо́жет, э́то бы́ли сотру́дники «Си́него муравья́»?
      A móžet, éto býli sotrúdniki “Sínevo muravʹjá”?
      Or maybe they were officers from the "Blue ant"?

Declension[edit]

ant (or motor scooter, colloquially):

motor scooter:

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Usage notes[edit]

  • As the name of the motor scooter, the term is often written in lower case as a friendly, jocular term. It's also often used as an animate noun like an "ant" (insect) (insects are animate nouns in Russian when they are used in the direct sense).