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Etymology

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Болга́рия (Bolgárija) +‎ -ка (-ka).

The “angle grinder” sense derives from the fact that the first such tools to become available in the Soviet Union (in the 1970s) were of Bulgarian manufacture.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [bɐɫˈɡarkə]
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Noun

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болга́рка (bolgárkaf anim or f inan (genitive болга́рки, nominative plural болга́рки, genitive plural болга́рок, masculine болга́рин)

  1. female equivalent of болга́рин (bolgárin): Bulgarian woman or girl
  2. (colloquial) angle grinder, side grinder
    Synonym: углова́я шлифова́льная маши́на (uglovája šlifoválʹnaja mašína)

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Ukrainian

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Etymology

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болга́рин m (bolháryn) +‎ -ка (-ka, feminine suffix)

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Noun

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болга́рка (bolhárkaf pers (genitive болга́рки, nominative plural болга́рки, genitive plural болга́рок, masculine болга́рин)

  1. female equivalent of болга́рин (bolháryn): Bulgarian (female person from Bulgaria)

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