якорь

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Russian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic ѧкорь (ękorĭ), from Latin ancora (anchor) via Old Swedish ankari (> Swedish ankare), Old Norse akkeri, from Ancient Greek ἄγκυρα (ánkura, anchor; hook).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

я́корь (jákorʹm inan (genitive я́коря, nominative plural якоря́, genitive plural якоре́й)

  1. anchor
    якорь мне в задницу!jakorʹ mne v zadnicu!an anchor into my ass! (expression of utter bewilderment or disapproval)
  2. (electrical) armature core, armature
  3. (acoustic) reed

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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