балалайка

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Balalaika.

Noun[edit]

балалайка (balalayka)

  1. (music) balalaika (a Russian stringed musical instrument with a triangular body).

Russian[edit]

Парень с балалайкой

Etymology[edit]

From dialectal балаба́йка (balabájka), from onomatopoeic балабай- (balabaj-) +‎ -ка (-ka). Compare with балабо́нить (balabónitʹ), балагу́рить (balagúritʹ), бала́кать (balákatʹ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

балала́йка (balalájkaf inan (genitive балала́йки, nominative plural балала́йки, genitive plural балала́ек)

  1. (music) balalaika

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Descendants[edit]

See the translation section of balalaika.

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