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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Old Church Slavonic смръдъ (smrŭdŭ, someone who stinks), related to смерде́ть (smerdétʹ, to stink). Cognates include Ukrainian смерд (smerd), Belarusian смерд (smjerd) or Belarusian смердзь (smjerdzʹ).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

смерд (smerdm anim (genitive сме́рда, nominative plural сме́рды, genitive plural сме́рдов)

  1. (historical) a low-class peasant, smerd
  2. (derogatory) peasant; serf; slave

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