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Etymology 1Edit

Сame into use as taboo avoidance of an earlier word лов (lov).

NounEdit

охо́та (oxótaf inan (genitive охо́ты, nominative plural охо́ты, genitive plural охо́т)

  1. hunt, hunting
    Драма на охоте - Drama on the hunt (Russian title of the novel The Shooting Party)
  2. shooting, game shooting, fowling
  3. chase
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Etymology 2Edit

From хоте́ть (xotétʹ).

NounEdit

охо́та (oxótaf inan (genitive охо́ты, nominative plural охо́ты, genitive plural охо́т)

  1. wish, inclination, desire
  2. (predicative, impersonal) what makes...do something; what do/does...see in something; what do/does...get out of something
    Охо́та ему́ занима́ться э́тим?!Oxóta jemú zanimátʹsja étim?!What makes him do it?!
    Что́ вам за охо́та?!Štó vam za oxóta?!What makes you do it?!
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