rusalka

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian руса́лка ‎(rusálka, mermaid, siren)

Noun[edit]

rusalka ‎(plural rusalkas or rusalky or rusalki)

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  1. (Slavic mythology) A female water spirit that leads handsome men to their deaths underwater.
    • 2009 March 1, Alastair Macaulay, “What Do Aquawomen Want?”, in New York Times[1]:
      She is now a rusalka, a water spirit; in revenge she sends their daughter, a rusalochka, to lure him into the water.

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Noun[edit]

rusalka f (plural rusalkas)

  1. (Slavic mythology) rusalka (female water spirit that leads handsome men to their deaths)