šavle

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Polish szabla from Russian сабля (sáblja), with Turkic origins.[1] Cognate with sabre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

šavle f

  1. sabre
  2. scimitar

Usage notes[edit]

  • The term is usually used for a sabre; the usual term for a scimitar is turecká šavle.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ šavle in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2007