хрен

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Russian[edit]

Хрен (1)

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [xrʲen]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old East Slavic хрѣнъ (xrěnŭ)?, from Proto-Slavic *xrěnъ (horseradish).

Noun[edit]

хрен (xrenm inan (genitive хре́на, nominative plural хре́ны, genitive plural хре́нов, related adjective хрено́вый)

  1. horseradish (plant, condiment)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Euphemistic alteration of хуй (xuj, a vulgar curse) or хер (xer, a less vulgar version), influenced by the noun хрен (xren, horseradish).

Noun[edit]

хрен (xrenm inan or m anim (genitive хре́на, nominative plural хре́ны, genitive plural хре́нов, related adjective хрено́вый)

  1. (inanimate, minced oath, colloquial) prick (penis); used as a general curse
    Synonyms: (vulgar) хуй (xuj), (vulgar) хер (xer), (euphemism) шиш (šiš), (euphemism) фиг (fig)
    Ни хрена́ не понима́ю, как э́то собра́ть. (note the stress)Ni xrená ne ponimáju, kak éto sobrátʹ.I understand bugger-all about how to put this together.
    Како́го хре́на он пришёл? (note the stress)Kakóvo xréna on prišól?What the hell did he come for?
  2. (animate, derogatory, colloquial) prick, asshole (a term of contempt for a man)
  3. (animate, derogatory, colloquial) old fart
    Synonyms: хрыч (xryč), ста́рый хрыч (stáryj xryč)
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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

хрен

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *xrěnъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

хре̏н m (Latin spelling hrȅn)

  1. horseradish

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