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EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic истуканъ (istukanŭ), past passive participle of истукати (istukati, to carve); compare ту́кать (túkatʹ, to hit).

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истука́н (istukánm inan (genitive истука́на, nominative plural истука́ны, genitive plural истука́нов)

  1. idol, statue
    стоять как истуканstojatʹ kak istukanstand there like a stuffed dummy
  2. (figuratively) sedentary, insensate person

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