Russian edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old East Slavic ѩзꙑчьникъ (języčĭnikŭ), from ѩзꙑкъ (językŭ, tongue; nation). Modeled on Ancient Greek ἔθνος (éthnos, nation) : ἐθνικός (ethnikós, heathen).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [(j)ɪˈzɨt͡ɕnʲɪk]

Noun edit

язы́чник (jazýčnikm anim (genitive язы́чника, nominative plural язы́чники, genitive plural язы́чников, feminine язы́чница)

  1. pagan, heathen (not adhering to an Abrahamic religion)
  2. polytheist
    Synonyms: полите́и́ст (politɛ́íst), многобо́жец (mnogobóžec)

Declension edit

References edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “язычник”, in , Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress