noun Etymology: Russian kosmonavt, from Greek kosmos + Russian -navt (as in aeronavt aeronaut) Date: 1959 an astronaut of the Soviet or Russian space program

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  • cosmonaut — COSMONAÚT, Ă, cosmonauţi, te, s.m. şi f. Astronaut. – Din fr. cosmonaute. cf. rus. k o s m o n a v t. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 01.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  COSMONAÚT s. astronaut. (Primul cosmonaut din lume a fost Iuri Gagarin.) Trimis de siveco, 04 …   Dicționar Român

  • cosmonaut — n. [Russ. kosmonavt from kosmos universe.] an {astronaut}; a term used by the Soviets and Russians. Syn: astronaut, spaceman. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cosmonaut — 1959, Anglicization of Rus. kosmonavt, ultimately from Gk. kosmos (see COSMOS (Cf. cosmos)) + nautes sailor (see NAVAL (Cf. naval)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cosmonaut — see astronaut …   Modern English usage

  • cosmonaut — ► NOUN ▪ a Russian astronaut. ORIGIN Russian kosmonavt, on the pattern of astronaut …   English terms dictionary

  • cosmonaut — [käz′mə nôt΄, käz′mənät΄] n. [Russ kosmonavt < kosmo ,COSMO + navt < Gr nautēs, sailor: see NAUTICAL] a Soviet or Russian astronaut …   English World dictionary

  • cosmonaut — astronaut as tro*naut adj. a person trained to travel in a spacecraft; one who travels in a spacecraft; called in the Soviet Union and Russia {cosmonaut}. Syn: spaceman, cosmonaut [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cosmonaut — UK [ˈkɒzməˌnɔːt] / US [ˈkɑzməˌnɔt] noun [countable] Word forms cosmonaut : singular cosmonaut plural cosmonauts an astronaut in the Russian space programme …   English dictionary

  • cosmonaut — [[t]kɒ̱zmənɔːt[/t]] cosmonauts N COUNT A cosmonaut is an astronaut from the former Soviet Union …   English dictionary

  • cosmonaut — cosmonautic, adj. cosmonautically, adv. /koz meuh nawt , not /, n. a Russian or Soviet astronaut. [1955 60; COSMO + (AERO)NAUT, repr. Russ kosmonávt] * * * …   Universalium

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