промозглый

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Etymology[edit]

From про- (pro-) +‎ мо́зглый (mózglyj, rotten; damp (of weather)), from мзга (mzga, rot, mold, damp weather), from Proto-Slavic *mъzga. Cognate with Ancient Greek μύδος (múdos, dampness, rot), Old Irish mosach (unclean), Low German mussig (dirty), Latvian mudas (rotten algae).

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промо́зглый (promózglyj) (comparative (по)промо́зглее or (по)промо́зглей)

  1. piercingly cold and damp

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Short forms are sometimes avoided due to their similarity to past-tense forms of промо́згнуть (promózgnutʹ, to get wet and spoil) (especially the feminine and neuter singular промо́згла, промо́згло).

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