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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Serbo-Croatian rakija/ракија, from Ottoman Turkish [Term?], probably from Arabic عَرَق ‎(ʿaraq, sweat; 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.

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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.)

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish [Term?] (Turkish rakı), probably from Arabic عَرَق ‎(ʿaraq, sweat; wine).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

ràkija f ‎(Cyrillic spelling ра̀кија)

  1. (uncountable) rakija

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