rakija

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Serbo-Croatian rakija/ракија, from Turkish, probably from Arabic عرق ('araq, sweat or wine) (as rakija or wine vapor drops are similar to drops of sweat). The exact etymology is hard to pinpoint as this word (or a variant of it) is found throughout the Balkans, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

rakija (uncountable)

  1. A strong distilled alcoholic beverage made from various fruits, varieties of which (such as slivovitz) are found across the Balkans and the Mediterranean. (Compare brandy.)

TranslationsEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Turkish rakı, probably from Arabic عرق ('araq, sweat or wine).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /rǎkija/
  • Hyphenation: ra‧ki‧ja

NounEdit

ràkija f (Cyrillic spelling ра̀кија)

  1. (uncountable) rakija

DeclensionEdit

Last modified on 15 February 2014, at 08:02