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EtymologyEdit

Compound formed from тоуне (tune) 'given freely; for no purpose' (also found in the adverb втуне), and *ядец, 'eater' (related to еда 'food').

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [tʊnʲɪˈjædʲɪt͡s]

NounEdit

тунея́дец (tunejádecm anim (genitive тунея́дца, nominative plural тунея́дцы, genitive plural тунея́дцев, feminine тунея́дка)

  1. idler, parasite, freeloader

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ReferencesEdit

  • Cyganenko, G. B. (1989), “тунеядец”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), 2nd edition, Kiev: Radjansʹka škola, page 439