белка

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Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From бел (bel, white) +‎ -ка (-ka).

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Noun[edit]

белка (belkaf (plural белки)

  1. egg white, albumen
  2. white of the eye, sclera
  3. white female

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Russian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old East Slavic бѣлъка (bělŭka, squirrel), diminutive of бѣла (běla, squirrel) (see -ка (-ka)), from бѣла вѣверица (běla věverica, white squirrel). See бе́лый (bélyj, white), ве́верица (véverica, squirrel; ermine, stoat).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbʲeɫkə]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

бе́лка (bélkaf anim (genitive бе́лки, nominative plural бе́лки, genitive plural бе́лок, related adjective бе́личий)

  1. squirrel (mammal)
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

белка́ (belkám inan

  1. genitive singular of бело́к (belók)

References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “белка”, in Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubachyov, Moscow: Progress
  • Chernykh, Pavel (1999), “белка”, in Историко-этимологический словарь русского языка [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russian Language, page 82
  • Sreznevsky, Izmail (1893), “белка”, in Матеріалы для Словаря древне-русскаго языка по письменнымъ памятникамъ[1] [Materials for the Dictionary of the Old East Slavic Language According to Written Monuments] (in Russian), volume 1: А К, Saint Petersburg: Department of Russian Language and Literature of the Imperial Academy of Sciences, page 217