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See also: пула and Пула


Две пули



Inherited from Middle Russian пуля (pulja, bullet, arquebus projectile), att. since 1620s. As suggested by Chernykh and proven by Zoltan, a back-formation from пулька (pulʹka, bullet; projectile in general) (att. 1580s), itself a dissimilated borrowing from Old Ruthenian кулька (kulʹka) (att. 1550s), from Middle Polish kulka, from Old Polish kulka (att. 1497), from kula (att. 1461), from Middle High German kūle, a rare variant of kugele, itself of uncertain origin.


  • IPA(key): [ˈpulʲə]
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пу́ля (púljaf inan (genitive пу́ли, nominative plural пу́ли, genitive plural пуль)

  1. (strictly) bullet (projectile)
    • 2008, “Бе́лый пла́щик (Bélyj pláščik) [White Robe]”, performed by t.A.T.u.:
      Пу́ля в се́рдце, мозг на две́рцу
      Нимб и кры́лья
      Одева́ем бе́лый пла́щик
      Púlja v sérdce, mozg na dvércu
      Nimb i krýlʹja
      Odevájem bélyj pláščik
      Bullet in the heart, brain on the wall
      Halo and wings
      We put on a white robe
  2. (loosely) cartridge (assembled package of bullet, primer and casing)
    Synonym: патро́н (patrón)




  • Yakut: буулдьа (buulja)