абаза

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

All meanings most likely derive from the ethnonym абазины (abaziny, Abazins). The meaning of stupid infidel was borrowed through Turkish abaza (stupid).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

абаза́ (abazám anim, f anim

  1. (dialectal, Crimea, Caucasus, vulgar, dated) a stupid infidel
  2. (dialectal, Crimea, Caucasus) a type of horse in the Caucasus

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

абаза́ (abazáf inan

  1. a strong wind in the Black Sea coming from the Caucasus region

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • абаза” in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv