pysanka

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Ukrainian пи́санка(pýsanka), from писа́ти(pysáty, to write), referring to writing on an egg with a stylus in a wax-resist dyeing process, from Proto-Slavic *pьsati, related to *pьstrъ(feathered), + feminine ending -ка(-ka).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɪsəŋkə/
  • Hyphenation: pys‧an‧ka

NounEdit

 
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pysanka ‎(plural pysanky)

  1. (Canada) A hand-decorated Ukrainian Easter egg with intricate designs.

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  • Melʹnyčuk O. S., editor (1982–2012), “писати”, in Etymolohičnyj slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language] (in Ukrainian), Kiev: Naukova Dumka

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