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BelarusianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from a Turkic language.

NounEdit

каранда́ш ‎(karandášm inan

  1. pencil

SynonymsEdit


RussianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

In Russian from the 16–17th centuries. Borrowing from a Turkic language. Compare Turkish karataş ‎(black slate), composed of kara ‎(black) + taş ‎(stone), Tatar кара таш ‎(qara taş, graphite, black lead). The origin of epenthetic -н- ‎(-n-) is unclear. Perhaps it was added in colloquial Russian speech to ease the pronunciation. Compare каланча́ ‎(kalančá) for the same epenthesis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

каранда́ш ‎(karandášm inan ‎(genitive карандаша́, nominative plural карандаши́, genitive plural карандаше́й)

  1. pencil

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Fasmer, Maks (1967), “карандаш”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress, page 192
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “карандаш”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 379
  • Šapošnikov, A. K. (2010), “карандаш”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ sovremennovo russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Contemporary Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, Moscow: Flinta; Nauka, page 379
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