Trel (trellia_chan) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday word: sastruga/sastrugi

sastruga: [sas-truh-guh, sa-stroo-guh]

plural- sastrugi: [sas-truh-gee, sa-stroo-gee]

Noun: Usually used as plural. Sastrugi are wavelike ridges that are sculpted in snowfields by the wind.

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Origin: First known use, 1830-1840. (etymology courtesy of German < dialectal Russian zastrúga, noun derivative ofzastrugátʾ, zastrogátʾ to plane, shave down (wood), equivalent to za-perfective v. prefix + strugátʾ, strogátʾ to plane, smooth (wood)

Tags: dialect, german, noun, plural noun, russian, s, wordsmith: trellia_chan

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