russ

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See also: Russ, Russ., and Ruß

Old Swedish[edit]

Gotland Pony (Gotlandsruss in Swedish)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hrussą, (compare Icelandic hross, English horse, Old English hors, West Frisian hoars, Dutch ros, German Ross ‎(steed)). From Proto-Indo-European *ḱr̥sos (compare Welsh car ‎(wagon), Latin currus ‎(chariot)), from *ḱers- ‎(to run) (compare English hurry).

Noun[edit]

russ n

  1. a horse (equine mammal)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is still somewhat used in two dialects, Gotlandic and the dialect of Bohuslän.

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References[edit]

  • russ in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)

Swedish[edit]

Gotland ponies

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish russ, from Old Norse hross, from Proto-Germanic *hrussą, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱers-.

Noun[edit]

russ n

  1. (dialect) a horse
  2. a horse of the race Gotland pony / gotlandsruss

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