хрусталь

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Byzantine Greek κρουστάλλιον (kroustállion), a diminutive form of κρούσταλλον (kroústallon), a variant of Byzantine Greek κρύσταλλον (krústallon), both ultimately from Ancient Greek κρύσταλλος (krústallos). Compare Greek κρούσταλλο (kroústallo). The starting х- was possibly influenced by хрусте́ть (xrustétʹ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

хруста́ль (xrustálʹm inan (genitive хрусталя́, nominative plural хрустали́, genitive plural хрустале́й, related adjective хруста́льный)

  1. crystal (fine glassware, material used to make it)
  2. mineral
    го́рный хруста́льgórnyj xrustálʹrock crystal

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