кулак

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Turkic, with the same meaning, from *kul (hand). Compare Bashkir ҡул (qul, arm, hand), Tatar кул (qul, arm, hand) and Turkish kol (arm). The sense of “wealthy farmer” is from the expression держа́ть в кулаке́ (deržátʹ v kulaké, to keep in dependence) or developed figuratively as “fist” -> “tightfisted person”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kʊˈlak]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

кула́к (kulákm inan, m anim (genitive кулака́, nominative plural кулаки́, genitive plural кулако́в)

  1. fist
  2. (military) concentrated force
  3. (historical, usually derogatory) kulak (a prosperous peasant in the Russian Empire or the Soviet Union, who owned land and could hire workers)
  4. (mechanical) cam

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Ukrainian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

кула́к (kulákm inan, m anim (genitive кулака́, nominative plural кулаки́)

  1. fist
  2. cog
  3. (historical, usually derogatory) kulak (a prosperous peasant in the Russian Empire or the Soviet Union, who owned land and could hire workers)

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fist, cog:

kulak:

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