крест

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Church Slavonic крьстъ ‎(krĭstŭ), from Proto-Slavic *krьstъ.

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Noun[edit]

крест ‎(krestm inan, m anim, f anim ‎(genitive креста́, nominative plural кресты́, genitive plural кресто́в)

  1. cross
    крест-на́крест‎ ― krest-nákrestcrosswise
    вот те крест‎ ― vot te krestcross my heart
  2. (criminal slang, animate) thief

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References[edit]

  • Fasmer, Maks (1964–1973), “крест”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “крест”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 442