Tue 30 Nov, 2010 02:34 pm
I read a word in a book I was reading and cannot seem to find the official translation anywhere. "Khudaya" was the word. I'd be very appreciative if someone could translate it for me!
Are you sure it's a Russian term?
The word exists in Farsi and Hindi (indicates a god or a divinity)..
by the sound of it, it might mean poor.
could be ukrainian. chuda means thin, can also mean poor in some contexts.
Well, I'll talk to a Russian friend tomorrow...
chuda means thin
But found it: Khudaya
is the Russian word for lean
in the feminine form.
It has secondary meanings, check here: худой , худа́я
...and that can often take on meaning of 'poor' as well, in slavic languages. czech, for example.
Thank you! That makes much more sense now!