раковина

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раковина

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic раковина (rakovina, mother of pearl). Per Vasmer, from Proto-Slavic *orky (shell) (genitive *orkъve) + *-ina, from Proto-Germanic *arkō (chest, coffer), from Latin arca (chest, coffer, coffin). Cognate with ра́ка (ráka, shrine of a saint, originally coffin), from the same Latin source, and with Slovene rákəv (coffin, crypt), Czech rakev (coffin), rakvice (shell), Slovak rakev (box), Polabian rakåí (box).

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ра́ковина (rákovinaf inan (genitive ра́ковины, nominative plural ра́ковины, genitive plural ра́ковин)

  1. shell (hard calcareous external covering of mollusks)
  2. (anatomy) pinna, auricle, helix (the external ear)
  3. sink, washbowl, basin, bowl
  4. vesicle
  5. bandstand
  6. (metallurgy) blister, cavity, bubble, flaw, blowhole

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