спахија

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish سپاهی (sipahi), from Persian سپاهی (sepâhi, soldier). Akin to сѝпа̄х.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spǎxija/
  • Hyphenation: спа‧хи‧ја

Noun[edit]

спа̀хија m (Latin spelling spàhija)

  1. (historical) spahi
  2. (regional, obsolete) an affluent Islamic head of household in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Хасан-спахија(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    Омер-спахија(please add an English translation of this usage example)

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  • спахија” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Abdulah Škaljić (1966), Turcizmi u srpskohrvatskom jeziku, Svjetlost: Sarajevo, page 570