стихия

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek στοιχεῖον (stoikheîon).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sʲtʲɪˈxʲijə/

Noun[edit]

стихи́я (stixíjaf inan

  1. element (one of the four classical elements of Ancient Greek philosophy)
  2. elemental force of nature, and their spheres of influence
  3. (figuratively) force of societal life that does not succumb to control by people or society
  4. (figuratively) one's familiar, comfortable, or usual surroundings

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