дудка

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Miklosich and Berneker considered this Slavic word to be borrowed from Turkic, but Vasmer and Brückner believe that the close sound rendition of these onomatopoetic words is a "mere chance".

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ду́дка ‎(dúdkaf inan ‎(genitive ду́дки, nominative plural ду́дки)

  1. fife, pipe (small shrill pipe)
    пляса́ть под чью́-ли́бо ду́дку‎ ― pljasátʹ pod čʹjú-líbo dúdku(idiomatic) to dance to somebody's tune / piping

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • ду́дки! ‎(dúdki!, not on your life!, fudge!, rats!) (interjection)

References[edit]

  • Berneker, Erich (1908–1913) Slavisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume I, Heidelberg: Winter, page 233
  • Fasmer, Maks (1964), “дуда”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume I, translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress, page 550