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свеча

EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic свѣча (svěča, candle), from Proto-Slavic *svěťa (candle), from *světъ (light) + *-ja.

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свеча́ (svečáf inan (genitive свечи́, nominative plural све́чи, genitive plural свече́й)

  1. candle (a light source, usually of wax)
    Свеча́ горе́ла на столе́.Svečá goréla na stolé.A candle was burning on the table.
    Све́чи - иску́сственные исто́чники све́та.Svéči - iskússtvennyje istóčniki svéta.Candles are artificial light sources.
  2. (physics) candela (unit of luminous intensity)
  3. (automotive) spark plug / sparking plug
  4. (medicine) suppository.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “свеча”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “свеча”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 146