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RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Old East Slavic порохъ(poroxŭ, dust), Proto-Slavic *porxъ. Cognate to прах(prax).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

по́рох (póroxm inan (genitive по́роха, nominative plural пороха́, genitive plural порохо́в)

  1. gunpowder
    держать порох сухим‎ ― deržatʹ porox suximto keep one's powder dry
    ему пороха не хватает‎ ― jemu poroxa ne xvatajethe lacks the energy; he has not got it in him, he is not up to it
    он пороха не выдумает‎ ― on poroxa ne vydumajethe will never set the Thames on fire
    пахнет порохом‎ ― paxnet poroxomthere is a smell of gunpowder in the air, war is in the air
    понюхать пороха‎ ― ponjuxatʹ poroxato smell powder

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