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cosmonaut

[koz-muh-nawt, -not] /ˈkɒz məˌnɔt, -ˌnɒt/
noun
1.
a Russian or Soviet astronaut.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; cosmo- + (aero)naut, representing Russian kosmonávt
Related forms
cosmonautic, adjective
cosmonautically, adverb
Can be confused
astronaut, cosmonaut.
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British Dictionary definitions for cosmonautic

cosmonaut

/ˈkɒzməˌnɔːt/
noun
1.
an astronaut, esp in the former Soviet Union
Word Origin
C20: from Russian kosmonavt, from cosmo- + Greek nautēs sailor; compare Argonaut
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Word Origin and History for cosmonautic

cosmonaut

n.

1959, Englishing of Russian kosmonavt, ultimately from Greek kosmos (see cosmos) + nautes "sailor" (see naval).

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cosmonautic in Culture

cosmonaut definition


A crew member of a space mission launched by the former Soviet Union.

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