Srebrenica

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Serbo-Croatian Srebrenica.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌsɹebɹəˈniːtsə/

Proper noun[edit]

Srebrenica

  1. A town in the east of Bosnia, which was the site of an ethnic cleansing massacre in July 1995.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

Srebrenica (plural Srebrenicas)

  1. An ethnic cleansing massacre, a localized genocide.
    • 2008, Ralph Peters, Never Quit the Fight (ISBN 0811734404), page 132:
      And another Srebrenica, a Lidice, a Babi Yar . . .
    • 2011, Western Intervention in the Balkans: The Strategic Use of Emotion in Conflict (Roger D. Petersen; ISBN 1107010667), page 155:
      The West had seen enough of Milosevic and they would not tolerate the possibility of another Srebrenica.
    • 2012 January 17, Canon Ian Woodward, in comments before the United Kingdom House of Commons, published in South Sudan: prospects for peace and development, fifteenth report of session 2010–12 (ISBN 0215043731), page 15:
      I think we all saw that very strong leader in The Times on Saturday, with the suggestion that the UN was walking, in the case of Jonglei, into another Srebrenica or another Rwanda.

See also[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nl

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /srɛˈbreːnitsaː/

Proper noun[edit]

Srebrenica n

  1. Srebrenica
    • 2006, Parlement en kiezer: jaarboek zittingsjaar (G. G. J. Thissen; ISBN 9027153248), page 213:
      Nederlandse troepen hadden in het kader van de Verenigde Naties in een aantal gebieden rond de stad Srebrenica de veiligheid van de (overwegend uit moslims bestaande) bevolkering tijdens de Bosnische burgeroorlog moeten waarborgen, maar zij hadden in 1995 niet weten te verhinderen dat duizenden moslims door (christelijke) Servische Bosniërs werden vermoord. [] Kok wilde met zijn aftreden 'op een zichtbare manier verantwoordelijkheid nemen tegenover de slachtoffers en nabestaanden van Srebrenica'.
      In a number of areas around the town of Srebrenica, Dutch troops under a United Nations framework were supposed to ensure the safety of the population (consisting predominantly of Muslims) during the Bosnian civil war, but in 1995 they were not able to prevent thousands of Muslims being murdered by (Christian) Serbian Bosnians. [] Kok wanted, by his resignation, to "in a visible way take responsibility towards the victims and survivors of Srebrenica".

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From srèbro (silver).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /srêbrenit͡sa/
  • Hyphenation: Sre‧bre‧ni‧ca

Proper noun[edit]

Srȅbrenica f (Cyrillic spelling Сре̏бреница)

  1. Srebrenica

Declension[edit]