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EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic ужина (užina, afternoon snack; evening meal), from Proto-Slavic *južina / *južinъ (meal at noon), from *jugъ (South, south wind). Compare Old East Slavic угъ (ugŭ, South, noon). The meaning evolved like this: "south" ⇒ "the time of the day when the sun is in the south" ⇒ "supper".

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NounEdit

у́жин (úžinm inan (genitive у́жина, nominative plural у́жины, genitive plural у́жинов)

  1. supper, late dinner (the evening meal)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “ужин”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “у́жин”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 285