кум godfather of one's child
Parts of speech


кум, gen. кума - godfather of one's child

кума, gen. куми - godmother of one's child

кумівство - relationship between godparents and parents, or between godparents










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Additional information

1. in the past, people sometimes addressed each other as куме, кумо (and their diminutives), meaning 'my friend', as in the folk song: 'Ой, куме, куме, добра горілка, будемо пити до понеділка!' (Oh, my friend, the vodka's so good, we'll keep on drinking till Monday comes!)

2. кумівство is also used to denote cronyism or nepotism

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