полох

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *polxъ. Cognate with Ukrainian поло́х (polóx, fear), по́лох (pólox, horror), Russian Church Slavonic плахъ (plaxŭ, fear), Bulgarian плах (plah, timid; fear), Serbo-Croatian пла̏х (fast, sharp), Slovene plȃh (timid), Czech plachý (timid), Slovak plachý (timid), Polish płochy (timid, frivolous). Per Vasmer, probably related to Ancient Greek πάλλω (pállō, to excite), Gothic 𐌿𐍃𐍆𐌹𐌻𐌼𐌰 (usfilma, frightened, horrified).

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Noun[edit]

поло́х (polóxm inan (genitive поло́ха, nominative plural поло́хи, genitive plural поло́хов)

  1. (dated, rare) fear, fright

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References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “полох”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress