смуглый

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps cognate with English smoke; more at smoca.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

сму́глый (smúglyj)

  1. dark, dark-skinned, swarthy (of complexion or skin colour)
    • 1968, Вадим Кожевников, Щит и меч. Книга вторая
      Водица, высокий, тощий, как и Пташек, но, в противоположность ему, жгучий брюнет, смуглый и черноглазый, был родом из Югославии.
      Vodica, vysokij, toščij, kak i Ptašek, no, v protivopoložnostʹ jemu, žgučij brjunet, smuglyj i černoglazyj, byl rodom iz Jugoslavii.
      Vodica, tall and skinny like Ptashek, but, in contrast to him, with jet-black hair, swarthy and dark-eyed, was a native of Yugoslavia.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “смуглый”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Gunnar Herne, Die slavischen Farbenbenennungen, Uppsala, 1954, 62ff.