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EtymologyEdit

From Polish hetman, probably from Middle High German houbetman, heuptman (commander), from houbet, heupt (head), related to Latin caput (head), + Middle High German man (man). Compare modern German Hauptmann (captain), Haupt, Mann. The Polish e in hetman attests to a borrowing from an East Central German dialect, in which Middle High German -öu- gives -ē-.

NounEdit

hetman (plural hetmans)

  1. (historical) A Cossack headman or general.
  2. Title used by the second-highest military commander in Poland and Lithuania (15th to 18th century).

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ReferencesEdit

  • Melʹnyčuk O. S., editor (1982–2012), “гетьман‎”, in Etymolohičnyj slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language] (in Ukrainian), Kiev: Naukova Dumka

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈxɛt.man/
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NounEdit

hetman m anim

  1. (chess) Queen.

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hetman m pers

  1. (historical) a Cossack military commander.
  2. (historical) Title used by the senior military commanders in Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (15th to 18th century).

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See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Polish · bierki szachowe (layout · text)
           
król hetman, królowa, dama wieża goniec, laufer skoczek, koń, konik pion, pionek

Further readingEdit

  • hetman in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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EtymologyEdit

Possibly English head + man.

NounEdit

hetman

  1. chief; leader