俄羅斯

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See also: 俄罗斯

Chinese[edit]

phonetic
trad. (俄羅斯)
simp. (俄罗斯)
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Mongolian ᠣᠷᠤᠰ ‎(orus) / Орос ‎(Oros, Russia), from Russian Росси́я ‎(Rossíja, Russia).

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

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俄羅斯

  1. Russia (country)

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