масленица

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • IPA(key): [ˈmas⁽ʲ⁾lʲɪnʲɪt͡sə]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Ма́сленица (Máslenica); Maslenitsa, Shrovetide, Butter Week, Crepe Week (the week before Lent, seven weeks before Easter; originally a pre-Christian Slavic festival)
  2. (figuratively) feast, high life
    не житьё, а масленицаne žitʹjó, a maslenicaa bed of roses; living high on the hog
    не всё коту масленица, придёт и великий постne vsjó kotu maslenica, pridjót i velikij postgood things don’t last forever (after dinner comes the reckoning)
  3. (regional, obsolete) butter churn

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