What is a flop?

Oksana Vasilyeva
Oksana Vasilyeva
February 19, 2015
What is a flop?

The word “sich” in Russian is two parts of speech: the noun and the verb (its indefinite form). Let's see what a sech is: what is the meaning of this word as a noun and what it means to “sech” as a verb.

Below we have presented a few of the meanings of the word Sich.


The noun "sich" is known as the name of the form of organization of Zaporizhzhya Cossacks. In this case, the word is written with a capital letter, since it is an integral part of the proper name “Zaporizhzhya Sich”. Also called and place in Zaporozhye (Ukraine), where the organization was located. Zaporizhzhya Sich existed from the 16th to the 18th century. Example: "For about a week Taras Bulba lived with his sons in the Sich." (N.V. Gogol).


The verb "sich" has a direct and figurative meaning. In its literal meaning, the words “to whip” are used to denote several actions: chop, whip and flog (punish). For example: to chop (chop, cut) cabbage, a sword does not cut a guilty head (doesn't chop off), to chop (flog, beat, punish) with rods.

In the figurative meaning of the word "sich" (verb) is used in the meaning of something to understand, good to think, to understand something. For example: "you are pretty good at cutting (understanding) physics, and he is cutting this question." In this case, the word is jargon.

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