ксива

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Hebrew כְּתִיבָה ‎(ktivá, writing) via Yiddish [Term?], from Hebrew כָּתַב ‎(katáv, write).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

кси́ва ‎(ksívaf inan ‎(genitive кси́вы, nominative plural кси́вы, genitive plural ксив)

  1. (slang) identity card, ID
  2. (slang) any document
  3. (criminal slang) false document
  4. (criminal slang) a slip or letter passed secretly from cell to cell, from prison to prison or to the outside world

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