zadruga

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Serbo-Croatian zȃdruga/за̑друга (commune).

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Noun[edit]

zadruga (plural zadrugas or zadruge)

  1. A social unit of rural community among the South Slavs, associated with family links and set customs.
    • 2007, Elizabeth Roberts, Realm of the Black Mountain, Hurst & Co. 2007, pp. 7-8:
      Byzantine culture was forced to retreat in the face of a way of life based on the extended family commune or zadruga, which was further organised around loose tribal areas known as županije.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zâːdruɡa/
  • Hyphenation: za‧dru‧ga

Noun[edit]

zȃdruga f (Cyrillic spelling за̑друга)

  1. zadruga
  2. commune, cooperative

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