кумир

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Old Church Slavonic кѹмир ‎(kumir), whose origin is uncertain. Perhaps a Semitic borrowing: compare Classical Syriac ܟܘܡܪܐ ‎(kūmrāʾ, priest), whence Old Armenian քուրմ ‎(kʿurm, priest). Has also been connected to Ossetian гуымиры ‎(g°ymiry, giant) and Georgian გმირი ‎(gmiri, hero) and together with them derived from the name of Cimmerians.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

куми́р ‎(kumírm inan, m anim ‎(genitive куми́ра, nominative plural куми́ры)

  1. (paganism) idol
  2. (figuratively) beloved person

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ReferencesEdit

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