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Persian Arrow/Persidskaia strela/with etchings by Edik Steinberg.
The first SAMs with which the quiet, serious man from Amerikastan had equipped the mudjaheddin had be the Soviets 'own SA-7, known by the Russians as strela, "arrow."
Yet had Dr.T. consulted an etymological dictionary of the Russian language  he would have discovered that the noun strela '” arrow ” and its correlative verb strelet' ” to shoot ” (in its seventeenth-century spelling) are both of South Slavonic origin; only at a fairly late date did they enter the Muscovite or Central Russian patois, out of which grew, two centuries later, the beautiful melange called the Russian language.
There is no need to explain to a Russian-born person that strelyat '” to shoot ” comes from strela' ” arrow.
I am still ready to assert this for the root of the word discussed is strela ” "arrow," same as in "strelyat" ” "to shoot with arrows" and in samostrel ” "crossbow."