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слон

BelarusianEdit

Elephant

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from *sloniti sę (to lean against), relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

слон (slonm

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop

DeclensionEdit


BulgarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from *sloniti sę (to lean against), relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

NounEdit

слон (slonm (feminine слоница)

  1. elephant (usually a male one)

InflectionEdit


MacedonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from *sloniti sę (to lean against), relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

NounEdit

слон (slonm

  1. elephant

RussianEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from *sloniti sę (to lean against), relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

NounEdit

слон (slonm anim

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop (Russian abbreviation: С)

SynonymsEdit

chess piece
офицер (informal)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Diminutive forms

See alsoEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from *sloniti sę (to lean against), relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

сло̏н m (Latin spelling slȍn)

  1. elephant

DeclensionEdit


UkrainianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *slonъ, possibly a deverbative from *sloniti sę (to lean against), relating to а medieval story of а sleeping elephant who leaned against a tree. According to some other sources, it's related to the Turkish aslan (lion).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

слон (slonm anim (genitive слона́, nominative plural слони́)

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • слон” in Ivan Bilodid (editor-in-chief) (1970–1980), Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Dictionary of the Ukrainian language], in 11 vols, Kiev: Naukova Dumka