лях

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic *ляхъ (*ljaxŭ), nominative plural ляси (ljasi), accusative plural ляхы (ljaxy). See Polish Lach for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

лях (ljaxm anim (genitive ля́ха, nominative plural ля́хи, genitive plural ля́хов, feminine ля́шка)

  1. (historical, now sometimes slightly derogatory or ironic) Pole, Polish man, Polack

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Descendants[edit]

  • Kipchak: լեհ (leh), լեխ (lex, Pole), Լեհ (Leh, Poland) (Armeno-Kipchak)
  • Karaim: leh / лех (Pole)
  • Crimean Tatar: Leh / Лех (Poland)
  • Ottoman Turkish: له(leh, Poland; Pole)

Further reading[edit]

  • Vasmer (Fasmer), Max (Maks) (1972), “лях”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume III, translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv Oleg, Moscow: Progress, page 553