линза

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Linse in 1870s (earlier attested once in 1847 with the sense 'lentiform shape'), from Middle High German linse (lentil), from Old High German linsa, likely a borrowing from an unidentified source.

Compare Latin lēns, Lithuanian lęšis, and Old Church Slavonic лѧща (lęšta) sounding too similar for a coincidence, however different enough to prohibit reconstruction of a common PIE protoform.

If ultimately a non-IE loanword, locating the source is virtually impossible because cultivation of lentil was widespread in the region since the Neolithic.

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ли́нза (línzaf inan (genitive ли́нзы, nominative plural ли́нзы, genitive plural линз)

  1. lens (object focusing or defocusing the light passing through it)

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