севдах

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish [script?] (sevda) (compare Turkish sevda (love)), from Arabic سوداء (sawdā̕, black bile). Akin to севда̀лӣнка, севда̀лија, севда̀лук, сѐвди, сѐвдисати.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sěʋdaːx/
  • Hyphenation: сев‧дах

Noun[edit]

сѐвда̄х m (Latin spelling sèvdāh)

  1. love, lovesickness
  2. yearning for love

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • севдах” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Abdulah Škaljić (1966), Turcizmi u srpskohrvatskom jeziku, Svjetlost: Sarajevo, page 561