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Offline Rosehip

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What Does This Word Mean?
« on: September 17, 2010, 10:59:13 PM »
Pardon me for being a pain, but can someone please help me with a word definition? The word is the Russian "nezrachniy" in transliterated form, and I heard it being used to describe a type of bird. Could it be used also to describe people? Unfortunately, it is not to be found in my dictionary, and I don't have Cyrillic text on my computer, so I can't even type it into Babelfish to find its meaning. Many thanks in advance!
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Re: What Does This Word Mean?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 11:27:46 PM »
Pardon me for being a pain, but can someone please help me with a word definition? The word is the Russian "nezrachniy" in transliterated form, and I heard it being used to describe a type of bird. Could it be used also to describe people? Unfortunately, it is not to be found in my dictionary, and I don't have Cyrillic text on my computer, so I can't even type it into Babelfish to find its meaning. Many thanks in advance!

If you drop a V in there (nevzrachniy) it means ordinary-looking or unattractive in appearance.

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Re: What Does This Word Mean?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 11:30:26 PM »
Незрячим nezryachim lit. "non-seeing" means "blind". Is that the right word?
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Re: What Does This Word Mean?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 11:32:15 PM »
I believe there must be a "v" in there as Fr. Ambrose says. I only heard the word on a movie and didn't see it actually spelled out in Russian script. Thanks!
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