ладонь

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Russian

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Etymology

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Metathesis of Proto-Slavic *dolnь (Proto-Slavic *dolnʹ); the expected form до́лонь (dólonʹ) occurs dialectally. Doublet of длань (dlanʹ), a borrowing from Old Church Slavonic.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ɫɐˈdonʲ]
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Noun

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ладо́нь (ladónʹf inan (genitive ладо́ни, nominative plural ладо́ни, genitive plural ладо́ней, diminutive ладо́ша or ладо́шка)

  1. palm (of the hand)

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See also

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References

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  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “ладонь”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress