horilka

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Etymology[edit]

From Ukrainian горі́лка (horílka, vodka). Compare South Russian горе́лка (gorélka).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hoˈrilka/
  • Hyphenation: hor‧il‧ka

Noun[edit]

horilka (plural horilkas)

  1. Ukrainian distilled spirit, sometimes flavoured with hot peppers.
    • 1931, Ekaterina Konstantinovna Breshko-Breshkovskaia, Lincoln Hutchinson ed., Hidden Springs of the Russian Revolution: Personal Memoirs of Katerina Breshkovskaia, Stanford University Press, p 32:
      In return for a glass of horilka he took us to the other end of the village, showed us an empty hut, and introduced us to its owner.

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This is a foreign term not fully naturalized in English, usually italicized.

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