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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

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

  1. gunpowder
    держать порох сухимderžatʹ porox suximto keep one's powder dry
    ему пороха не хватаетjemu poroxa ne xvatajethe lacks the energy; he has not got it in him, he is not up to it
    он пороха не выдумаетon poroxa ne vydumajethe will never set the Thames on fire
    пахнет порохомpaxnet poroxomthere is a smell of gunpowder in the air, war is in the air
    понюхать порохаponjuxatʹ poroxato smell powder

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