бумага

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Believed to be from Middle Persian pmbk' (cotton) through some Mediterranean term for cotton wool and/or cloth, since first attestations of the root in the 15th and 16th centuries are mostly with a now obsolete sense, the only remnant of which in modern active vocabulary is хлопчатобумажный (xlopčatobumažnyj, made from cotton). First paper was imported to Russia from Italy and Greece.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bʊˈmaɡə]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

бума́га (bumágaf inan (genitive бума́ги, nominative plural бума́ги, genitive plural бума́г)

  1. (obsolete) cotton wool
  2. paper
  3. document

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