ryss

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Swedish[edit]

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From Old Swedish ryz.

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ryss c

  1. a Russian, male person from Russia
  2. a violent, ruthless, rude, unpolished person (one who behaves like those Russians that raided the Swedish coasts)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:

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Probably from ryssja, used since 1637

Noun[edit]

ryss c

  1. a large container (wagon, cage) for coal, charcoal, hay, firewood
  2. a volume (a few cubic metres) corresponding to such a container
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