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EtymologyEdit

Unclear. No cognates in other Slavic languages. Possibly related to Ossetian къæбула (k’æbula, young dog). Trubachyov hypothesizes that the term originally referred to fur color, and explains it as *ко-бѣль, ultimately from Proto-Slavic *bělъ (white).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

кобе́ль (kobélʹm anim (genitive кобеля́, nominative plural кобели́, genitive plural кобеле́й)

  1. male dog
  2. (colloquial, disapproving, of a man) stud, bed-hopper
    су́чка не захо́чет — кобе́ль не вско́чит
    súčka ne zaxóčet — kobélʹ ne vskóčit
    if a bitch isn’t in heat, a dog won’t try to mount her

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ReferencesEdit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “кобель”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress