horilka

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EtymologyEdit

From Ukrainian горілка (horílka, vodka). Compare South Russian горелка (gorélka).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hoˈrilka/
  • Hyphenation: hor‧il‧ka

NounEdit

horilka (plural horilkas)

  1. Ukrainian distilled spirit, sometimes flavoured with hot peppers.
    • 1931, Ekaterina Konstantinovna Breshko-Breshkovskaia, Lincoln Hutchinson ed., Hidden Springs of the Russian Revolution: Personal Memoirs of Katerina Breshkovskaia, Stanford University Press, p 32:
      In return for a glass of horilka he took us to the other end of the village, showed us an empty hut, and introduced us to its owner.

Usage notesEdit

This is a foreign term not fully naturalized in English, usually italicized.

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Related termsEdit

  • gorelka
  • gorzałka

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Last modified on 8 February 2014, at 18:34