bylina

noun by·li·na \bə̇ˈlēnə\

Definition of bylina

plural

byliny

\-nē\ or

bylinas

\-nəz\
  1. :  a Russian folk epic or ballad

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Origin and Etymology of bylina

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


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