俄羅斯

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See also: 俄罗斯

Chinese[edit]

phonetic
trad. (俄羅斯)
simp. (俄罗斯)
variant forms 鄂罗斯
斡罗斯
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Manchu ᠣᡵᠣᠰ (oros), from Middle Mongolian ᠣᠷᠤᠰ (orus), from Old East Slavic Русь (Rusĭ).

Altaic languages do not allow word-initial r-, and regressive vowel harmony generated the prosthetic word-initial vowel, which is retained in Chinese as an extra syllable.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

俄羅斯

  1. Russia (country)
    中國俄羅斯邊界 [MSC, trad.]
    中国俄罗斯边界 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhōngguó hé Éluósī de biānjiè [Pinyin]
    the border between China and Russia

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Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Proper noun[edit]

俄羅斯 (Arasa) (hangeul 아라사)

  1. Hanja form? of 아라사 ((obsolete) Russia).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Proper noun[edit]

俄羅斯

  1. Hán tự form of Nga La Tư ((obsolete) Russia).