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EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Old East Slavic жолобъ (žolobŭ), from Proto-Slavic *želbъ, , from Proto-Indo-European *gelbh-, *gelebh-. Cognate with Church Slavic жлѣбъ (žlěbŭ), Ukrainian жо́лоб (žólob), Belarusian жо́лаб (žólab), Bulgarian жляб (žljab), Serbo-Croatian жли̏jеб, ждли̏jеб, жле̑б, Slovene žlȇb, Old Czech žleb, Slovak žľаb, žleb, Polish żłób (genitive żłobu), Upper Sorbian złob, Lower Sorbian złob. Further connections difficult; per Vasmer, most likely is with Old Norse golf (cavity in a vessel, floor).

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NounEdit

жёлоб (žólobm inan (genitive жёлоба, nominative plural желоба́, genitive plural желобо́в)

  1. trough, trench
  2. gutter, chute
    бобсле́йный жёлобbobsléjnyj žólobbobrun, bobsleigh run

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