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, genitive plural язы́чников, feminine язы́чница)

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

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References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “язычник”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress