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кумир

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Church Slavonic кѹмир (kumir), whose origin is uncertain. Perhaps a Semitic borrowing: compare Classical Syriac ܟܘܡܪܐ (kūmrāʾ, priest), whence Old Armenian քուրմ (kʿurm, priest). Has also been connected to Ossetian гуымиры (g°ymiry, giant) and Georgian გმირი (gmiri, hero) and together with them derived from the name of Cimmerians.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

куми́р (kumírm inan, m anim

  1. (paganism) idol
  2. (figuratively) beloved person

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ReferencesEdit

  • кумир” in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv