жесть

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Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably a Turkic or Mongolic borrowing. Compare Kazakh жез (jez, brass), Tatar җиз (ciz, brass), Mongolian зэс (zes, copper, brass). Remodeled under the influence of жесть (žestʹ, frozen soil).

Noun[edit]

жесть (žestʹf inan (genitive же́сти, nominative plural же́сти, genitive plural же́стей)

  1. tin (plate), sheet metal
Declension[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Related to жёсткий (žóstkij).

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Noun[edit]

жесть (žestʹf inan (genitive же́сти, nominative plural же́сти, genitive plural же́стей)

  1. frozen soil
Declension[edit]

Interjection[edit]

жесть (žestʹ) (жесть)

  1. Used in surprise, or denoting something horrific.
    Он таки́е трю́ки на доске́ вытворя́ет! Про́сто же́сть!
    On takíje trjúki na doské vytvorjájet! Prósto žéstʹ!
    He pulls off such tricks on the board! Just plain wow!

References[edit]

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