козёл

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See also: козел

Russian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic козьлъ (kozĭlŭ), from Proto-Slavic *kozьlъ (he-goat), from *koza (she-goat) +‎ *-ьlъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kɐˈzʲɵɫ]
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  • Rhymes: -ɵl

Noun[edit]

козёл (kozjólm anim or m inan (genitive козла́, nominative plural козлы́, genitive plural козло́в, feminine коза́, related adjective козли́ный, diminutive ко́злик)

  1. goat, he-goat, billygoat
    козёл отпуще́нияkozjól otpuščénijascapegoat
  2. (slang, derogatory) idiot, blockhead; jerk, bastard, ass
    Вот ведь козёл!Vot vedʹ kozjól!What a bastard!
  3. (criminal slang, very offensive) an inmate who is an informer and collaborates with authorities
  4. (criminal slang, very offensive) homosexual (usually passive)
  5. (colloquial) game of dominoes
    забива́ть козла́zabivátʹ kozláplay dominoes
  6. (gymnastics) buck, a leather-covered frame used for gymnastic vaulting

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