товарищ

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Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic товарищь (tovariščĭ), from Proto-Slavic *tovarišь, from *tovarъ +‎ *-iščь. Early borrowing from Turkic tavar (property, goods) and -iš (friend).[1]

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  • IPA(key): [tɐˈvarʲɪɕː]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

това́рищ (továriščm anim (genitive това́рища, nominative plural това́рищи, genitive plural това́рищей, feminine това́рка)

  1. comrade, friend (male or female)
  2. mate, companion, pal (male or female)
  3. colleague, assistant (male or female)
  4. classmate, fellow student (male or female)
  5. A word used to address compatriots, fellow citizens (male or female) in the Soviet era.

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