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Balalaika.

NounEdit

балалайка (balalayka)

  1. (music) balalaika (a Russian stringed musical instrument with a triangular body).

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RussianEdit

 
Парень с балалайкой

EtymologyEdit

From dialectal балаба́йка (balabájka), from onomatopoeic балабай- (balabaj-) +‎ -ка (-ka). Compare with балабо́нить (balabónitʹ), балагу́рить (balagúritʹ), бала́кать (balákatʹ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

балала́йка (balalájkaf inan (genitive балала́йки, nominative plural балала́йки, genitive plural балала́ек)

  1. (music) balalaika

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

See the translation section of balalaika.

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