сметана

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Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic, cognate with Slovene smetana, Slovak smotana, Russian сметана (smetana). According to Vasmer the Slavic words are unrelated to German Schmant (sour milk). However, other scholars (Jacob Grimm, Václav Machek) consider Schmant a loanword from Slavic[1].

Noun[edit]

сметана (smetánaf

  1. sour cream

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmant in DW
  • сметана” 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

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic, cognate with Slovene smetana, Slovak smotana, Bulgarian сметана (smetana). According to Vasmer, the Slavic words are unrelated to German Schmand, Schmant. However, other scholars (Jacob Grimm, Václav Machek) consider Schmand, Schmant to be a loanword from Slavic.[1] See Schmand for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

смета́на (smetánaf inan (genitive смета́ны, nominative plural смета́ны)

  1. sour cream

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • сметана” 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
  1. ^ Schmant in DW