молния

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic мълнии (mŭlnii), мълниꙗ (mŭlnija), from Proto-Slavic *mъldni (lightning).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

мо́лния (mólnijaf inan (genitive мо́лнии, nominative plural мо́лнии, genitive plural мо́лний)

  1. lightning
  2. zipper, zip, zip fastener
  3. express telegram
  4. (slang) cigarette lighter

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References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “молния”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “молния”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 539