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EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Old East Slavic порохъ ‎(poroxŭ, dust). Cognate to прах

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NounEdit

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

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

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