швейцар

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Schweizer (Swiss person; doorman) (because Swiss people were often employed as doormen), possibly via Polish szwajcar. First used in the 18th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʂvʲɪjˈt͡sar]

Noun[edit]

швейца́р (švejcárm anim (genitive швейца́ра, nominative plural швейца́ры, genitive plural швейца́ров)

  1. doorman (doorkeeper, usher, porter)
  2. (obsolete) Swiss man

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References[edit]

  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “швейцар”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 407