Definitions

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  • n. Boiled dumplings stuffed with potato, cheese, or other filling.

Etymologies

From Ukrainian вареники (varényky, pl), singular вареник (varényk), from варений (várenyj, "boiled"), from варити (varýty, "to boil, to cook"), from Old East Slavic варити (variti), from Proto-Slavic *variti (“to cook”) + masculine ending -ик (-yk). Compare вар (var, "boiling liquid; cooking, boiling"), from Proto-Slavic *varъ, from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (“to burn, blacken”), Russian вареники (varéniki), singular вареник (varénik). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • No Polish ladies wearing babushkas behind the counter, but the potato and cheese pierogies (better known as "varenyky" to us Ukes), smothered in butter and fried onions, were as good as any you could find on Buffalo's east side.

    WNYMedia.net

  • Perohe, varenyky and with soooo many fillings…Then there are the blintz type – nalesnyky.

    apricot and walnut vareniki | smitten kitchen

  • For reasonably priced, traditional Ukrainian food - borsht (soup), varenyky (stuffed dumplings) and true "chicken Kiev" - you cannot beat Budmo

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • After borsch and varenyky, salo is the most famous Ukrainian national dish.

    News on www.kyivpost.com

  • At Dukhmyana Pich, varenyky with potatoes and mushrooms (Hr 21) and with meat (Hr 25) are served with cracklings, fried onions and sour cream.

    News on www.kyivpost.com

  • Your own eyes will tell you this too, if you look in on any particular Shevchenko concert this coming weekend, and discover that the median age of the audience is hovering around 70, or that apart from a few carefully rehearsed lines of \ "Meni odnakovo, \" the limit of most teenagers\ 'Ukrainian is offering babtsya a compliment on her tasty varenyky.

    News on www.kyivpost.com

  • Varenyky: Similar to pierogies, varenyky are Ukrainian dumplings stuffed with cheese, potatoes, cabbage or meat.

    J. Weekly

  • Several other items were available for visitors to sample, including piroshki - which Rennich likened to a meat pie that contains hamburger, carrots, cabbage and hard-boiled eggs - and varenyky, a dumpling that contains sauerkraut.

    The Journal

  • "We start with kutia, which is wheat and honey and poppy seed, and then we'll make our way to the varenyky, which are kind of like perogies," said Bondarchuk.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • Few Ukrainians would argue that cherry-filled varenyky were the nation's wonderful and important contribution to the world cuisine.

    News on www.kyivpost.com

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