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EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic; from ку-ку́ (ku-kú) +‎ -шка (-ška).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [kʊˈkuʂkə]
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NounEdit

куку́шка (kukúškaf anim (genitive куку́шки, nominative plural куку́шки, genitive plural куку́шек)

  1. cuckoo
    куку́шка куку́ет: ку-ку́, ку-ку́!kukúška kukújet: ku-kú, ku-kú!A cuckoo cuckoos!
  2. (railroad) cuckoo (a term used for the old «Ку» series locomotives)
  3. (railroad) cuckoo (a term for a suburban light-rail with several cars)
  4. (military) sniper whose firing position is located in a tree

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