сметана

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Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic, cognate with Slovene smetana, Slovak smotana, Russian смета́на (smetána). According to Vasmer the Slavic words are unrelated to German Schmant (sour milk). However, other scholars (Jacob Grimm, Václav Machek) consider Schmant a loanword from Slavic[1].

Noun[edit]

сметана (smetánaf

  1. sour cream

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

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

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic, cognate with Slovene smetana, Slovak smotana, Bulgarian сметана (smetana). According to Vasmer, the Slavic words are unrelated to German Schmand, Schmant (sour milk). However, other scholars (Jacob Grimm, Václav Machek) consider Schmand, Schmant to be a loanword from Slavic.[1] See Schmand for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

смета́на (smetánaf inan (genitive смета́ны, nominative plural смета́ны, genitive plural смета́н)

  1. sour cream

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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