бумага

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Believed to be from Middle Persian pmbk' (cotton) through some Mediterranean term for cotton wool and/or cloth (like Italian "bambagia"), since first attestations of the root in the 15th and 16th centuries are mostly with a now obsolete sense, the only remnant of which in modern active vocabulary is хлопчатобумажный (xlopčatobumažnyj, made from cotton). First paper was imported to Russia from Italy and Greece.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [bʊˈmaɡə]
  • (file)

NounEdit

бума́га (bumágaf inan (genitive бума́ги, nominative plural бума́ги, genitive plural бума́г, related adjective бума́жный, diminutive бума́жка)

  1. (obsolete) cotton wool
  2. paper
  3. document
  4. (rare, slang) hundred-ruble banknote

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Kildin Sami: пымме (pɨmmʹe)