As in the ancient time used an umbrella

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To fans to rummage in etymology it will be interesting to learn that the word "umbrella" in Russian appeared thanks to "the return word formation". At first we in the XVII century from Dutch took the word "zondek" (zondek – an awning, a canopy from the sun), and then by the Russian rules cleaned from it a diminutive suffix "ik", having received an initial form...

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