толмач

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *tъlmačь, from Proto-Turkic *tilmaç (compare Turkish dilmaç (interpreter)), from Proto-Turkic *til (tongue) (Turkish dil) + Proto-Turkic *-maç (noun suffix). Cognate with Slovene tolmač, Serbo-Croatian ту̀ма̄ч/tùmāč, Slovak tlmočník (translator). Non-Slavic cognates include German Dolmetscher and Hungarian tolmács.

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Noun[edit]

толма́ч (tolmáčm anim (genitive толмача́, nominative plural толмачи́, genitive plural толмаче́й)

  1. interpreter

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References[edit]

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