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EtymologyEdit

From ска́ред (skáred) +‎ -ный (-nyj), from Proto-Slavic *skarędъ. Cognates include Old Church Slavonic скарѧдь (skarędĭ), Czech škareda and Polish skarady.

Vasmer also suspects relation with Sanskrit अवस्कर (avaskara, trash, ordure), Ancient Greek σκῶρ (skôr, dung), and Proto-Germanic *skarną (filth, dung) (whence English skarn and sharn), which would make it derive from Proto-Indo-European *sóḱr̥ (excrement, dung)

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ска́редный (skárednyj)

  1. stingy, niggardly
  2. mean

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “скаред”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress