Russian: Etymology of хер

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  • Awwal12

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    Russian
    Like the f-word in English it is the name of the Cyrillic letter хҍръ.
    Yes. And after the original names of the letters stopped to be learned at school around 1918, the word quickly got de-etymologized.
    Another set of derived words unrelated to the "dick" meaning are "хе́рить", "похе́рить", "перехе́рить" (all rare or outdated now).
     
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