ужин

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Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic ужина ‎(užina, afternoon snack; evening meal), from Proto-Slavic *južina / *južinъ ‎(meal at noon), from *jugъ ‎(South, south wind). Compare Old East Slavic угъ ‎(ugŭ, South, noon). The meaning evolved like this: "south" ⇒ "the time of the day when the sun is in the south" ⇒ "supper".

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Noun[edit]

у́жин ‎(úžinm inan

  1. supper, late dinner (main meal of the day, the evening meal)

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References[edit]

  • ужин in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv
  • у́жин” in Pavel Černyx (1999), Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 2 vols (3rd ed.), Moscow: Publishing House "Russian Language", volume 2, page 285