See also: петља

Russian edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *petьľa, from an Old Germanic i-umlauted form of Proto-Germanic *fatilaz: compare Old Norse fetill, Old High German fezzil (German Fessel), Old English fetel (English fettle).

Pronunciation edit

  • петля́: IPA(key): [pʲɪtˈlʲa] (more modern, more colloquial and more common)
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  • пе́тля: IPA(key): [ˈpʲetlʲə] (traditional but less common)

Noun edit

петля́ or пе́тля* (petljá or pétlja*f inan (genitive петли́ or пе́тли*, nominative plural пе́тли, genitive plural пе́тель, diminutive пе́телька or пете́лька) (* traditional but less common)

  1. loop (length of thread, line or rope, a shape produced by a curve)
  2. noose
  3. buttonhole, eye
  4. stitch
  5. hinge

Usage notes edit

Recommendations/prescriptions on the stress of the word vary.

Declension edit

Related terms edit

References edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “петля”, in Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), transl. & suppl. by Oleg Trubachyov, Moscow: Progress