junak

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jǔnaːk/
  • Hyphenation: ju‧nak

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *junъ (young) + *-akъ (masculine nominalizing suffix cognate to Serbo-Croatian "-ak"). Cognate with Church Slavonic юнакъ (junakŭ), Czech jonák (Moravian Czech junák), Polish junak, Bulgarian юнак (junak).

Noun[edit]

jùnāk m (Cyrillic spelling ју̀на̄к)

  1. (archaic) young man
  2. (by semantic narrowing) soldier [Attested from 1399 onward.]
  3. (thence by semantic widening) hero, brave or strong man [Attested from XVI century onward.]
  4. (archaic) husband
  5. (archaic) servant
  6. (literary) brave horse of a hero

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