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See also: Oblast, óblast, and oblasť

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A map of Blagoevgrad oblast (province), Bulgaria

EtymologyEdit

From a Slavic language, probably Russian о́бласть (óblastʹ, region, province), borrowed from Old Church Slavonic область (oblastĭ), from Proto-Slavic *obolstь, from earlier *obvolstь, *obvoldtь, a compound of *o(b)- (over) + *volstь (rule, power, authority), thus originally probably meaning "a region ruled over". Compare Proto-Slavic *obvoldati (to rule).

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oblast (plural oblasts or oblasti)

  1. A region or province in Slavic or Slavic-influenced countries.
    • 1979, Jerry Fincher Hough, How the Soviet Union Is Governed, page 483,
      The territorial subdivision below the level of the union republic — or at least below the level of the larger union republics — is that of the oblast, the krai, or the autonomous republic. In 1977 there were 120 oblasts, 6 krais, and 20 autonomous republics, and they corresponded roughly to the American state in size.
    • 2002, Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, Local Heroes: The Political Economy of Russian Regional Governance, page 119,
      It is important to note, however, that the general pattern of Nizhnii Novgorod oblast at the top and Tiumen' and Yaroslavl' oblasts in the middle, with Saratov at the bottom, occurred too often across all indicators to assume that even those differences in means that were not significant at a .05 confidence level or better occurred merely by chance.
    • 2010, Martha Brill Olcott, Kazakhstan: Unfulfilled Promise, page 194,
      Almaty oblast (distinct from Almaty city) is the most rural of Kazakhstan's oblasts, at just 22.2 percent urban.

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *obolstь.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈoblast/
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oblast f

  1. area (particular geographic region)

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *obolstь.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ôblaːst/
  • Hyphenation: o‧blast

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ȍblāst f (Cyrillic spelling о̏бла̄ст)

  1. district, region
  2. area, zone
  3. province

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SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *obolstь.

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oblȃst f

  1. rule, power
  2. authority, government, regime

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Feminine, i-stem, mobile accent
nom. sing. oblást
gen. sing. oblastí
singular dual plural
nominative oblást oblastí oblastí
accusative oblást oblastí oblastí
genitive oblastí oblastí oblastí
dative oblásti oblastéma oblastém
locative oblásti oblastéh oblastéh
instrumental oblastjó oblastéma oblastmí
Feminine, i-stem
nom. sing. oblást
gen. sing. oblásti
singular dual plural
nominative oblást oblásti oblásti
accusative oblást oblásti oblásti
genitive oblásti oblásti oblásti
dative oblásti oblástma oblástim
locative oblásti oblástih oblástih
instrumental oblástjo oblástma oblástmi