janicsár

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Etymology[edit]

From Serbo-Croatian janjičar, from Ottoman Turkish يکيچرى (yeñiçeri, new troops).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈjɒnit͡ʃaːr/
  • Hyphenation: ja‧ni‧csár

Noun[edit]

janicsár (plural janicsárok)

  1. (historical) janissary (soldier in an elite Turkish guard)

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