sevdah

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish [script needed] (sevda) (compare Turkish sevda (love)), from Arabic سوداء (sawdā̕, black bile). Akin to sevdàlīnka, sevdàlija, sevdàluk, sèvdi, sèvdisati.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sěʋdaːx/
  • Hyphenation: sev‧dah

Noun[edit]

sèvdāh m (Cyrillic spelling сѐвда̄х)

  1. (regional) love, lovesickness
  2. (regional) yearning for love

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References[edit]

  • sevdah” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Abdulah Škaljić (1966), Turcizmi u srpskohrvatskom jeziku, Svjetlost: Sarajevo, page 561