gulag

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See also: gułag and Gulag

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian ГУЛА́Г (GULÁG): Гла́вное управле́ние исправи́тельно-трудовы́х лагере́й (Glávnoje upravlénije ispravítelʹno-trudovýx lageréj, Chief Administration of Corrective-Labor Camps, Main Directorate for Places of Detention, Main Administration of Corrective Labor Camps, etc.).

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Noun[edit]

gulag (plural gulags)

  1. A prison camp.
  2. The system of all Soviet prison and/or labor camps in use during the Stalinist period.
    • One important difference between the GULAG system and the Nazi concentration camps was that a person sentenced to five years of hard labor in a Soviet labor camp could expect, assuming he or she survived, to be released at the end of the sentence. [Gulag: Soviet Prison Camps and Their Legacy; By David Hosford, Pamela Kachurin and Thomas Lamont. National Resource Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, Harvard University]

Verb[edit]

gulag (third-person singular simple present gulags, present participle gulaging, simple past and past participle gulaged)

  1. (informal, transitive) To force into this prison or a similar system.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ gulag” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. ^ gulag” in TheFreeDictionary.com, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.: Farlex, Inc., 2003–2021.

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

gulag m (plural gulags)

  1. gulag (Soviet labour camp)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian ГУЛА́Г (GULÁG).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡuˈlaɡ/, [ɡuˈlaɣ]
  • Rhymes: -aɣ
  • Hyphenation: gu‧lag

Noun[edit]

gulag m (plural gulags)

  1. gulag