Russian

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Etymology

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First attested 1499. Borrowed from Latin biblia, from Ancient Greek βιβλία (biblía, books), ultimately from Ancient Greek βίβλος (bíblos, book), a variant of Ancient Greek βύβλος (búblos, papyrus). The word is derived from the name of the Phoenician city Byblos, which was known for exporting papyri in ancient times.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈbʲiblʲɪjə]
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Proper noun

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Би́блия (Bíblijaf inan (genitive Би́блии, relational adjective библе́йский)

  1. Bible
    Synonyms: би́блия (bíblija), Свяще́нное Писа́ние (Svjaščénnoje Pisánije), Писа́ние (Pisánije)

Declension

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Descendants

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  • Ingrian: Bibliä
  • Udmurt: Библия (Bibľija)

References

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  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “библия”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress

Tajik

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Etymology

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From Russian Би́блия (Bíblija), eventually from Ancient Greek βιβλία (biblía).

Proper noun

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Библия (Bibliya)

  1. (Christianity) Bible
    Synonym: Китоби Муқаддас (Kitob-i Muqaddas)

Udmurt

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Russian Библия (Biblija).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [bibʎiˈjä]
  • Rhymes:
  • Hyphenation: биб‧ли‧я

Noun

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Библия (Bibľija)

  1. Bible

Declension

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References

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  • L. E. Kirillova, L. L. Karpova, editors (2008), “Библия”, in Удмурт-ӟуч кыллюкам [Udmurt-Russian dictionary], Izhevsk: Удмуртский институт истории, языка и литературы УрО РАН, →ISBN, page 69
  • R. S. Nasibullin, V. G. Semenov (2013) “божественная книга, библия”, in Системно-Тематический Русско-Удмуртский Словарь [Systematic-Thematic Russian-Udmurt Dictionary], Izhevsk: Ассоциация «Научная книга», page 222