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  • Persian Arrow/Persidskaia strela/with etchings by Edik Steinberg.

    Joseph Brodsky - Bibliography

  • 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."

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin

  • Yet had Dr.T. consulted an etymological dictionary of the Russian language [1] 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.

    Cranberry Jello

  • There is no need to explain to a Russian-born person that strelyat '” to shoot ” comes from strela' ” arrow.

    Cranberry Jello

  • 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."

    Cranberry Jello


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