смуглый

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps cognate with English smoke; more at smoca.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

сму́глый (smúglyj)

  1. dark, dark-skinned, swarthy (of complexion or skin colour)
    • Водица, высокий, тощий, как и Пташек, но, в противоположность ему, жгучий брюнет, смуглый и черноглазый, был родом из Югославии. ("Vodina, tall and skinny like Ptashek, but, in contrast to him, a hot brunette, dark-skinned and dark-eyed, was a native of Yugoslavia" Vadim Kozhevnikov, «Щит и меч. Книга вторая», 1968, cited after the National Corpus of the Russian Language ruscorpora.ru)

Declension[edit]

* Note: Letter "г (g)" in endings "-ого" / "-его" for genitive singular masculine and neuter and accusative masculine singular animate is pronounced as /v/, not /g/.

References[edit]

  • смуглый” 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
  • Gunnar Herne, Die slavischen Farbenbenennungen, Uppsala, 1954, 62ff.