samogon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian самого́н (samogón), from само- (samo-, self) + stem of гнать (gnatʹ, to distill).

Noun[edit]

samogon (uncountable)

  1. In Russia, home-distilled illegal spirit, similar to vodka; moonshine.
    • 2005, James Meek, The People's Act of Love, Canongate 2006, p. 185:
      I'd be given a room in a peasant's house, next door to the cowshed, and light chores, [] drinking tea with whoever fancied himself as the local liberal, keeping them company over samogon in winter []

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian самого́н (samogón).

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Noun[edit]

samogon m inan

  1. moonshine (illegal distilled spirit)
    Synonym: bimber

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Further reading[edit]

  • samogon in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • samogon in Polish dictionaries at PWN