стремглав

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Church Slavonic стрьмоглавъ (strĭmoglavŭ, with the head down) via Russian Church Slavonic forms стрьмъглавъ, стремоглавъ, стремглавъ, which acquired modern meaning in 15th century, from Proto-Slavic *strьmъ + *golva + *-ь.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

стремгла́в (stremgláv)

  1. precipitately, very fast, headlong
  2. (obsolete) with the head down, headlong
    • (Can we date this quote?), Leo Tostoy, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      Митенька стремглав слетел с шести ступеней и убежал в клумбу.
      Mitenʹka stremglav sletel s šesti stupenej i ubežal v klumbu.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

Descendants[edit]

  • Czech: střemhlav
  • Ukrainian: стрiмголов (strimholov) (calque)
  • Yiddish: ⁧סטראָמגעלאַף(stromgelaf)