NABOKV-L post 0021881, Sat, 30 Jul 2011 20:20:50 +0300

Saavedra: addendum
In my previous post I forgot to mention that Cervantes was also the author of "La gitanilla" (known to Russian readers as "Khitanochka").

Saavedra + t = Ada + sterva/versta

sterva - Russ., dead animal, carrion; vulg., shit, stinker (a term of abuse, usually of a woman)
versta - Russ., verst (3500 English feet); verst-post

Alexey Sklyarenko

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