badža

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish باجه (baca) (Turkish baca (chimney), from Persian باجه (bāja, a big opening, window).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bǎːd͡ʒa/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧dža

Noun[edit]

bàdža f (Cyrillic spelling ба̀џа) or bádža f (Cyrillic spelling ба́џа)

  1. (regional) opening on roof or wall (for smoke or light)
  2. (regional) chimney
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish [script?] (baci) (Turkish bacı (sister; old housemaid)). Akin to badžikàduna.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bǎːd͡ʒa/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧dža

Noun[edit]

bádža f (Cyrillic spelling ба́џа)

  1. (regional) an elderly, poor woman
  2. (regional) an old housemaid or a cook
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish باج (bâc) (Turkish bâc), from Persian باژ (bâž, tribute, toll, duty). Akin to bàždār (measurer, surveyor).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bǎːd͡ʒa/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧dža

Noun[edit]

bádža f (Cyrillic spelling ба́џа)

  1. (historical, regional) tribute, toll, duty
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • badža” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • badža” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • badža” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Abdulah Škaljić (1966), Turcizmi u srpskohrvatskom jeziku, Svjetlost: Sarajevo, page 110