язычник

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic ꙗзꙑчьникъ ‎(jazyčĭnikŭ), from ꙗзꙑкъ ‎(jazykŭ, tongue; nation). Modeled on Ancient Greek ἔθνος ‎(éthnos, nation) : ἐθνικός ‎(ethnikós, heathen).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [(j)ɪˈzɨt͡ɕnʲɪk]

Noun[edit]

язы́чник ‎(jazýčnikm anim ‎(genitive язы́чника, nominative plural язы́чники, feminine язы́чница)

  1. pagan, heathen (not adhering to an Abrahamic religion)
  2. polytheist

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References[edit]

  • язычник in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv