радуга

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Ра́дуга

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *radǫga. The first element more likely derives from Proto-Slavic *radъ than folk etymology’s Proto-Slavic *rajь. The second element from Proto-Slavic *dǫga would be cognate with Lithuanian dangùs (sky, heaven) and perhaps further Proto-Germanic *tunglą (heavenly body) together from a tentative Proto-Indo-European root *denǵʰ-.

Slavic cognates include Ukrainian ра́йдуга (rájduha).

A borrowing from Old Ossetic *ardunga- cognate with Classical Persian درونه(durōna, rainbow) etc. is also possible.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈradʊɡə]
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Noun[edit]

ра́дуга (rádugaf inan (genitive ра́дуги, nominative plural ра́дуги, genitive plural ра́дуг)

  1. (meteorology) rainbow
    Synonym: (dialectal) весёлка (vesjólka)

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