батяр

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Ukrainian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded in the 20th century. Borrowed from Hungarian betyár ‎(vagabond, unemployed lad, ruffian), from Bulgarian or Serbo-Croatian, from Turkish bekâr ‎(wifeless), from Persian بیکار ‎(bīkār, unemployed), from Arabic بِكْر ‎(bikr, virgin), Persian بکر ‎(bekr, chaste, virginal).

Compare obsolete Bulgarian бекяр ‎(bekjár) or бекярин ‎(bekjárin, bachelor, poor landless peasant), Czech bet’ar ‎(wanderer, ruffian), Polish batiar, baciárz, or byciár ‎(juvenile boy, vagabond), Serbo-Croatian бећар/bećar ‎(bachelor, knave), Slovak bet’ar ‎(wanderer, ruffian).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ба́тяр ‎(bátjarm anim ‎(genitive батяра́, nominative plural батярі́, feminine батярка)

  1. (Western Ukraine) tramp, vagabond, ruffian

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Often львівський батяр (l’vívs’kyj bátjar), "Lviv batjar". Batjar culture and batjar songs were a popular phenomenon amongst Ukrainians and Poles in the city of Lviv during 1900–39.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Romanization[edit]

References[edit]