башня

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Etymology[edit]

First recorded in the 1st Pskov manuscript. Often used in the 17th century. From Old East Slavic башта (bašta) from Italian bastia via Polish baszta or Czech bašta. The ending was influenced by the suffix -ня (-nja), which creates nouns of place, as in па́шня (pášnja), тамо́жня (tamóžnja).

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Noun[edit]

ба́шня (bášnjaf inan (genitive ба́шни, nominative plural ба́шни, genitive plural ба́шен)

  1. tower
    вавило́нская ба́шняvavilónskaja bášnjathe tower of Babel
    водонапо́рная ба́шняvodonapórnaja bášnjawater tower
    ба́шня из слоно́вой ко́стиbášnja iz slonóvoj kóstiivory tower
  2. turret
    сторожева́я ба́шняstoroževája bášnjawatchtower

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References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “башня”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress