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EtymologyEdit

Via German and Russian мазу́рка (mazúrka), from Polish mazurek (dance of the Masurian), the Masurians being the inhabitants of Mazowsze (compare Medieval Latin Mazovia), an ancient cultural region in east-central Poland.

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mazurka (plural mazurkas)

  1. (music) A Polish folk dance in triple time, usually moderately fast, containing a heavy accent on the third beat and occasionally the second beat.
  2. (music) A classical musical composition inspired by the folk dance and conforming in some respects to its form, particularly as popularized by Chopin.
  3. (figure skating) A figure skating move that combines elements of the toe loop and bunny-hop.

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EtymologyEdit

From Polish mazurek.

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mazurka f

  1. mazurka (Polish dance)

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