слон

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Belarusian[edit]

Elephant

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from *sloniti sę (to lean against), relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

слон (slonm

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop

Declension[edit]


Bulgarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from *sloniti sę (to lean against), relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

Noun[edit]

слон (slonm (feminine слоница)

  1. elephant (usually a male one)

Inflection[edit]


Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from *sloniti sę (to lean against), relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

Noun[edit]

слон (slonm

  1. elephant

Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from *sloniti sę (to lean against), relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

Noun[edit]

слон (slonm anim

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop (Russian abbreviation: С)

Synonyms[edit]

chess piece
офицер (informal)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Diminutive forms

See also[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from *sloniti sę (to lean against), relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

сло̏н m (Latin spelling slȍn)

  1. elephant

Declension[edit]


Ukrainian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from *sloniti sę (to lean against), relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

слон (slonm anim (genitive слона́, nominative plural слони́)

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • слон” in Ivan Bilodid (editor-in-chief) (1970–1980), Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Dictionary of the Ukrainian language], in 11 vols, Kiev: Naukova Dumka