Are there any Russian inanimate masculine nouns ending on -a?

I can think of many feminine ones (машина, ангина, книга, панорама, перспектива, etc.), but are there any masculine ones?

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    @elDude: the op is asking for inanimate nouns
    – Quassnoi
    Jun 14, 2015 at 21:22

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Only marked ones, formed with suffixes -ина and similar: домина, голосина, дождина etc.

  • @brilliant: can't find it, but I distinctly remember this question had been asked before
    – Quassnoi
    Jun 14, 2015 at 16:58
  • Do you think all your examples belong more to the shared gender (общий род), rather than strictly to masculine? I can say "Этот домина просто поражает", but at the same time I can't say "Ненавижу этот домина" and would rather say "Ненавижу эту домину". Same with "голосина" and "дождина". No?
    – brilliant
    Jun 14, 2015 at 17:10
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    @brilliant: this paradigm is marginal, so grammar sense might fail the native speaker. Major dictionaries list домина as masculine, so while both ненавижу этот дождину and ненавижу эту дождину might be used in spoken language, only the former is correct in standard language. Домина can be easily confused with домовина ("coffin") which is feminine, so this could also lead to a contamination.
    – Quassnoi
    Jun 14, 2015 at 17:37
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    I personally would never ever say "Ненавижу этот дождину" - something in me just doesn't sit right with that.
    – brilliant
    Jun 14, 2015 at 18:10
  • Ушакова. Словарь трудностей русского языка для школьников. Домина — , -ы, м. и ж. Вот и домина богатая. Кладите меня лицом к востоку. [В. Я. Шишков. Угрюм-река. Ч. 5-8 (1913-1932)] Сама же домина была приземиста, как бы сплющена. [Олег Павлов. Казенная сказка (1993)]
    – Avtokod
    Jun 14, 2015 at 18:14

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