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шерсть

EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic сьрсть(sĭrstĭ), (since XIV) шьрсть(šĭrstĭ), from Proto-Slavic *sьrstь, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer(s)-(rough hair, bristle) + *-tь, whence also Lithuanian šerys, English hair.

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NounEdit

шерсть ‎(šerstʹf inan ‎(genitive ше́рсти, nominative plural ше́рсти, genitive plural шерсте́й)

  1. hair, wool, fleece, fur (hair of sheep, etc.)
  2. woollen cloth, worsted, wadding

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ReferencesEdit

  • Fasmer, Maks (1964–1973), “шерсть”, 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), “шерсть”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 410