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EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic крѣпость (krěpostĭ, strength), from Proto-Slavic *krěpostь, from *krěpъ (strong) + *-ostь.

Senses related to fortification attested since 16th-17th centuries.

Possibly influenced by German Festung (fortress).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkrʲepəsʲtʲ]
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NounEdit

кре́пость (krépostʹf inan (genitive кре́пости, nominative plural кре́пости, genitive plural кре́постей)

  1. strength, stoutness
  2. firmness, body, hardness
  3. hardiness, fastness, tenacity
  4. heartiness

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

кре́пость (krépostʹf inan (genitive кре́пости, nominative plural кре́пости, genitive plural крепосте́й)

  1. stronghold, fortress, citadel, bastion, presidio
  2. (law) deed

DeclensionEdit