Definitions

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  • proper noun A member of a Finno-Ugric people who live in the northwest Urals, Zyrians.
  • proper noun The Finno-Ugric language spoken by these people.
  • proper noun Republic of Russia, officially - Komi Republic.
  • noun A member of this people.

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  • noun a member of a Finnish people living in the northwestern Urals in Russia
  • noun the Finnic language spoken by the Komi

Etymologies

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Komi an endonym, used by the Finno-Permic Komi people to refer to themselves. It has been compared to Uralic terms for "man" or "human", such as Samoyed qum. An alternative explanation derives it from the name of the River Kama (see K. Redei in R. Khanam (ed.), Encyclopaedic ethnography of Middle-East and Central Asia, vol. 1, 2005, p. 451).

Examples

  • As for the service, it now hovers right up there with that of the esteemed Komi, which is where Ruta found maitre d' Sean Alves, the suave and entertaining overseer of Palena's fine-dining concept.

    Tom Sietsema on enhanced Palena: Dining Room shines, enlarged Cafe loses a pinch of luster

  • The firebrand championing the indigenous Komi people was none other than Yury Spiridonov, an ethnically Russian oil miner and party worker, born in Omsk and educated in Sverdlovsk, who had once gotten into trouble for snapping at someone who tried to address him in Komi: “Speak in a way that can be understood.”

    The Return

  • Seven rock formations called Man-Pupu-Nyor (little mountain of the gods) stand in the Komi Republic, a part of the Ural Mountain area of Russia.

    The Seven Giants of the Urals

  • The firebrand championing the indigenous Komi people was none other than Yury Spiridonov, an ethnically Russian oil miner and party worker, born in Omsk and educated in Sverdlovsk, who had once gotten into trouble for snapping at someone who tried to address him in Komi: “Speak in a way that can be understood.”

    The Return

  • Within Russia, it was precisely these seasoned machine politicians—Shaymiev of Tatarstan; Spiridonov, the honorary Komi; Yeltsin himself—that found a way, anarchic as it looked to outsiders, to reintegrate the country while reallocating power and disarming the authentic nationalists.

    The Return

  • It continued at Komi with frozen baklava … cinnamon ice cream on top of a nut salted honey and topped with a crispy sheet filo … again, I loved the salt with the sweet …

    2010 July archive at

  • It continued at Komi with frozen baklava … cinnamon ice cream on top of a nut salted honey and topped with a crispy sheet filo … again, I loved the salt with the sweet …

    2010 July archive at

  • Within Russia, it was precisely these seasoned machine politicians—Shaymiev of Tatarstan; Spiridonov, the honorary Komi; Yeltsin himself—that found a way, anarchic as it looked to outsiders, to reintegrate the country while reallocating power and disarming the authentic nationalists.

    The Return

  • It continued at Komi with frozen baklava … cinnamon ice cream on top of a nut salted honey and topped with a crispy sheet filo … again, I loved the salt with the sweet …

    My New Obsession… Salted Caramel… at

  • The firebrand championing the indigenous Komi people was none other than Yury Spiridonov, an ethnically Russian oil miner and party worker, born in Omsk and educated in Sverdlovsk, who had once gotten into trouble for snapping at someone who tried to address him in Komi: “Speak in a way that can be understood.”

    The Return

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