масленица

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *maslěnica, from *maslěnъjь +‎ *-ica.

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  • IPA(key): [ˈmas⁽ʲ⁾lʲɪnʲɪt͡sə]

Noun[edit]

ма́сленица ‎(máslenicaf inan ‎(genitive ма́сленицы, nominative plural ма́сленицы, genitive plural ма́слениц)

  1. Shrovetide, Pancake week (the week before Lent, seven weeks before Easter)
  2. feast
    не житьё, а масленица‎ ― ne žitʹjó, a maslenica ― a bed of roses; living high on the hog
    не всё коту масленица, придёт и великий пост‎ ― ne vsjó kotu maslenica, pridjót i velikij post ― good things don’t last forever (after dinner comes the reckoning)

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