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EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic крьстьꙗнинъ (krĭstĭjaninŭ, Christian; human, person; tax-paying villager), крьстьꙗнъ (krĭstĭjanŭ, Christian; peasant, tiller; tax-paying villager), from Latin christiānus (Christian). For semantic shift to "peasant", compare English cretin, also from Latin christiānus, through French.

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  • IPA(key): [krʲɪsʲˈtʲjænʲɪn]
  • (file)

NounEdit

крестья́нин (krestʹjáninm anim (genitive крестья́нина, nominative plural крестья́не, genitive plural крестья́н, feminine крестья́нка)

  1. farmer
  2. (historical) peasant

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