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тюрьма

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Traditionally derived from Polish turma, from Middle High German turm, from Old French *turm, from Latin turrem/turrim, accusative singular of turris. But more likely from Proto-Turkic *türmä (prison); compare Tatar төрмә (tөrmä, prison), Kyrgyz түрмө (türmö, prison).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

тюрьма́ (tjurʹmáf inan

  1. prison, jail

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ReferencesEdit

  • тюрьма” 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