noun pro·my·shlen·nik \ˌpräməˈshlenə̇k\

Definition of promyshlennik



  1. :  a Russian trapper and fur trader of Siberia and Alaska

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Origin and Etymology of promyshlennik

Russian, literally, trader, industrialist, from promyshlyat' to trade, engage in business, from promysl' business, from pro for + mysl' thought; akin to Latin pro for and to Old Slavic myslĭ thought — more at for, myth

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a brief usually trivial fact

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