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Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *ǫgořь

NounEdit

у́горь (úgorʹm anim (genitive угря́, nominative plural угри́, genitive plural угре́й)

  1. eel
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Etymology 2Edit

It is not known whether the two senses of the word are cognate. Folk etymology suggests that a blackhead, when squeezed out, resembles an eel in its elongated form, hence the origin of the second sense.

NounEdit

у́горь (úgorʹm inan (genitive угря́, nominative plural угри́, genitive plural угре́й)

  1. blackhead, comedo, acne, pimple
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