смерч

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Russian[edit]

смерч

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old East Slavic смьрьчь (smĭrĭčĭ, cloud). Cognates include сморкать (smorkatʹ, to blow one's nose), морок (morok, darkness, cloud, fog) and мрак (mrak, darkness)

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Noun[edit]

смерч (smerčm inan (genitive сме́рча, nominative plural сме́рчи, genitive plural сме́рчей)

  1. (meteorology) tornado, twister, whirlwind

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References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “смерч”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress