The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
in Russian, an archaic word synonymous with the modern Russian zhivot (“belly”) and utroba (“womb”). The noun chrevougodie (literally, “belly-pleasing”) refers to a passion for food, a satisfying of the appetite, or gluttony.
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