уезд

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Inherited from Old East Slavic уѣздъ (uězdŭ), from *u- (compare Russian у- (u-)) + *jězdъ, deverbal of *jězditi (compare Russian е́здить (jézditʹ)). Compare Old Polish ujazd (lawful circuit around one's land for the purposes of determining the borders).

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уе́зд (ujézdm inan (genitive уе́зда, nominative plural уе́зды, genitive plural уе́здов)

  1. (historical) uyezd; district (administrative unit in the Russian Empire before 1917, also used in reference to some foreign administrative units)
  2. district in Japan (Russian translation of , now mainly used as a term for grouping towns or villages in a small area of a prefecture)

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