дудка

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From дуда́ (dudá, fife, pipe) +‎ -ка (-ka). 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". Cognate with Lithuanian daudýtė (panpipe).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. fife, pipe (small shrill pipe)
    пляса́ть под чью́-ли́бо ду́дку (idiomatic)pljasátʹ pod čʹjú-líbo dúdkuto 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
  • Vasmer, Max (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