балахон

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Russian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unclear. Formerly unsuccessfully derived from Persian بالا جامه(bālā jāme, upper dress) or Turkic. May be related to бала́хтать (baláxtatʹ, splash), бала́хтаться (baláxtatʹsja, gad).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bəlɐˈxon]
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Noun[edit]

балахо́н (balaxónm inan (genitive балахо́на, nominative plural балахо́ны, genitive plural балахо́нов)

  1. (historical) loose peasant overgarment made of sackcloth or twill
  2. (colloquial) loose-fitting robe

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References[edit]

  • Anikin, A. Je. (2008), “балахна́ I”, in Russkij etimologičeskij slovarʹ [Russian Etymological Dictionary] (in Russian), volume 2, Moscow: Rukopisnyje pamjatniki Drevnej Rusi, page 129