батяр

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First recorded in the 20th century. Borrowed from Hungarian betyár (vagabond, unemployed lad, ruffian), from Bulgarian or Serbo-Croatian, from Turkish bekâr (wifeless), from Persian بیکار (bīkār, unemployed), from Arabic بكر (bikr, virgin), Persian بکر (bekr, chaste, virginal).

Compare obsolete Bulgarian бекяр (bekjár) or бекярин (bekjárin, bachelor, poor landless peasant), Czech bet’ar (wanderer, ruffian), Polish batiar, baciárz, or byciár (juvenile boy, vagabond), Serbo-Croatian бећар/bećar (bachelor, knave), Slovak bet’ar (wanderer, ruffian).

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ба́тяр (bátjarm anim (genitive батяра́, nominative plural батярі́, feminine батярка)

  1. (Western Ukraine) tramp, vagabond, ruffian

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Often львівський батяр (l’vívs’kyj bátjar), "Lviv batjar". Batjar culture and batjar songs were a popular phenomenon amongst Ukrainians and Poles in the city of Lviv during 1900–39.

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