кумир

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Church Slavonic кѹмир (kumir), whose origin is uncertain. Perhaps a Semitic borrowing: compare Classical Syriac ܟܘܡܪܐ (kūmrāʾ, priest), whence Old Armenian քուրմ (kʿurm, priest). Has also been connected to Ossetian гуымиры (g°ymiry, giant) and Georgian გმირი (gmiri, hero) and together with them derived from the name of Cimmerians.

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Noun[edit]

куми́р (kumírm inan, m anim (genitive куми́ра, nominative plural куми́ры, genitive plural куми́ров)

  1. (paganism) idol
  2. (figuratively) beloved person

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References[edit]

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