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From Proto-Slavic *ob zemь, the latter part an alternative form of *zemlja (earth, land).

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о́земь (ózemʹ)

  1. (poetic) against the ground
    • 1820, Лев Толстой (Leo Tolstoy), Кавказский пленник (Prisoner of the Caucasus)[1]:
      Уда́рилась ло́шадь о́земь со всего́ ма́ху,—навали́лась Жи́лину на́ ногу.
      Udárilasʹ lóšadʹ ózemʹ so vsevó máxu,—navalílasʹ Žílinu ná nogu.
      The horse hit the ground with all its weight, and fell on Zhilin's leg.

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