стычка

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Per Dal, from стыка́ть (stykátʹ, to connect, to join) +‎ -ка (-ka); presumably the sense development was "joining" → "meeting" → "skirmishing".

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

сты́чка (stýčkaf inan (genitive сты́чки, nominative plural сты́чки, genitive plural сты́чек)

  1. skirmish (brief battle between small groups)

DeclensionEdit

  • Dalʹ, V. I. (1880–1882), “стычка”, in Tolkovyj slovarʹ živovo velikorusskovo jazyka [Explanatory Dictionary of the Living Great Russian Language] (in Russian), 2nd edition, Saint Petersburg, Moscow: Izdanije knigoprodavca-tipografa M.O. Volʹfa