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palanka

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Italian, Portuguese, Spanish palanca.

NounEdit

palanka (plural palankas)

  1. (military, historical) A permanently entrenched camp attached to Turkish frontier fortresses.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish پلنقه (palanka).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pǎlaːnka/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧lan‧ka

NounEdit

pàlānka f (Cyrillic spelling па̀ла̄нка)

  1. a small town on the Balkans
  2. a type of wooden fortress on the roads of Ottoman Empire built for the protection of travelers

DeclensionEdit