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EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic бьрьвьно (bĭrĭvĭno), from Proto-Slavic *bьrvьno.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [brʲɪvˈno]
  • (file)

NounEdit

бревно́ (brevnón inan (genitive бревна́, nominative plural брёвна, genitive plural брёвен)

  1. log, beam (trunk of dead tree, cleared of branches)
  2. (in the plural) lumber
  3. (gymnastics) beam, balance beam
  4. (derogatory) stupid or heartless man
  5. (vulgar, derogatory) dead fish, cold fish (a very passive sexual partner)

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Bashkir: бүрәнә (büränä)
  • Dolgan: бримнуо (brimnuo)

ReferencesEdit

  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “бревно”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 109