полынь

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Church Slavonic пелынь (pelynĭ). Compare Bulgarian пели́н (pelín), Czech peluň, Polish piołun. Per Vasmer, a connection with пали́ть (palítʹ, to burn, scorch) and поле́но (poléno, (burning)log) is possible.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

полы́нь (polýnʹf inan (genitive полы́ни, nominative plural полы́ни, genitive plural полы́ней)

  1. wormwood, mugwort, artemisia
    Synonym: евша́н (jevšán) (dated)
  2. (figuratively) bitterness

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