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varenyky

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /vɑrˈenəki, verəˈniːki/
  • Hyphenation: var‧eny‧ky

Noun

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varenyky (plural only)

  1. (North America) Boiled dumplings stuffed with potato, cheese, or other filling.

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References

  • “varenyky” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004
  • “варити” in Etymolohičnyj Slovnyk Ukraïns’koï Movy (Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language), Mel’nyčuk, O.S., 1982–2006.
  • Rudnyc’kyj, Jaroslav B. (1962). An Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language , vol 1, pp 313 ("вар"). Winnipeg: Ukrainian Free Academy of Sciences. litopys.org.ua.

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