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хлыст

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoetic according to Vasmer. See also хлестать (xlestatʹ); Polish chłosta.

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хлыст (xlystm inan, m anim (genitive хлыста́, nominative plural хлысты́, genitive plural хлысто́в)

  1. whip, switch (thin rod used as a whip)
  2. (religion) Khlyst (a member of an underground sect from late 17th to early 20th century that split off from the Russian Orthodox Church)

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