bylina

noun
by·​li·​na | \ bə̇ˈlēnə \
plural byliny\ -​nē \ or bylinas\ -​nəz \

Definition of bylina

: a Russian folk epic or ballad

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History and Etymology for bylina

Russian, from bylina what has been, from byl was, past of bit' to be; akin to Sanskrit bhavati he is

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“Bylina.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bylina. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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