вратарь

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Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Noun[edit]

вратарь (vratarĭm

  1. doorman, gatekeeper

Russian[edit]

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вратарь

Etymology[edit]

From врата́ (vratá, gate) +‎ -а́рь (-árʹ), calque of German Torwart (goalkeeper, literally gate guardian). Compare Belarusian варата́р (varatár), Serbo-Croatian vràtār / вра̀та̄р, etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

врата́рь (vratárʹm anim (genitive вратаря́, nominative plural вратари́, genitive plural вратаре́й)

  1. goalkeeper
  2. goaltender

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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