- From a Slavic language, probably Russian область (óblast’, "region, province"), borrowed from Old Church Slavonic область (oblast’), from Proto-Slavic *obolstь, from earlier Proto-Slavic *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”). (Wiktionary)
- Russian oblast', from Old Church Slavonic oblastĭ : ob, on; + vlastĭ, power. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In the late Twenties, Stalin created the Jewish Autonomous Oblast (oblast is the Russian term for province) on the Amur River near Vladivostok.”
“If the oblast is restored, it will be because people here want it.”
“May be I'm wrong, I remember something along the lines of pronunciation of Oriol' oblast' being the closest to the ideal.”
“According to the head of state, there is another important area of cooperation with the Saratov oblast which is the studying of the Russian experience in the construction of nuclear power plants.”
“As I am registered in Lviv, my monthly allowance will be no more than the average salary in Lviv oblast, which is Hr 1,400. ”
“It was also beaten by five autonomous okrugs and one oblast.”
“His family had been deported to Siberia during the war and not allowed to resettle in the [Ivano-Frankivsk] oblast until the 1970s.”
“Reports from 3rd Army Headquarters of the Russian Space Command, located in Solnechnogorsk (Moscow oblast), are reporting today that a ‘nuclear fueled’ explosion has occurred in the United States region of Illinois after the downing of an American B-52 Bomber by, presumed, other elements of the US Air Force operating in that region.”
“The oblast covers 144,900 square kilometers and has a population of around 900,000.”
“The socio-economic and legal situation of the Saami in the Murmansk oblast – an example to take urgent measures.”
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... to use these words in spoken English and reap esteem. In the SPOKEN corpus of the COCA (full corpus: 450 million words) none of these occur.
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These nouns decline on the pattern stvar (see Peter Herrity, Slovene: A Comprehensive Grammar 2000, 56).
SG: nom/acc stvar, gen stvarí, dat/loc (proti/pri) stvári, instr s stvarjó
epi- opi- where it is at; also connected virtually or otherwise
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