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Balalaika.

NounEdit

балалайка (balalayka)

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

See alsoEdit


RussianEdit

 
Парень с балалайкой

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [bəlɐˈlajkə]
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NounEdit

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

  1. (music) balalaika

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

See the translation section of balalaika.

Further readingEdit