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  • (abbreviation): Ru.

EtymologyEdit

Medieval Latin (11th century) Russianus, the adjective of Russia, a Latinization of the Old East Slavic Русь (Rusĭ). Attested in English (both as a noun and as an adjective) from the 16th century.

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Russian (plural Russians)

  1. A person from Russia.
  2. An ethnic Russian: a member of the East Slavic ethnic group which is native to, and constitutes the majority of the population of, Russia.
  3. A domestic cat breed.
  4. A cat of this breed.
  5. (juggling, rare in the singular) A type of juggling ball with a hard outer shell, filled with salt, sand or another similar substance.
    • 2011, jamescoutry24, “Beanbags > Russian”, in rec.juggling, Usenet:
      Ok, I do think I am starting to get used to it, but you have to admit, if youve[sic] been juggling bags and then start juggling Russians, they feel sooo lopsided to juggle at first!

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Russian

  1. The Russian language.

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Russian (comparative more Russian, superlative most Russian)

  1. Of or pertaining to Russia.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Russian language.
  3. (dated) Of or pertaining to Rus.

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Russian alphabet (Cyrillic)

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КкЛлМмНнОоПпРрСсТтУуФф

ХхЦцЧчШшЩщЪъЫыЬьЭэЮюЯя

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