казак

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See also: қазақ

Russian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic козак ‎(kozak), from Turkic languages ("free, independent person, an adventurer, a drifter"), cognate to каза́х ‎(kazáx, Kazakh).

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Noun[edit]

каза́к ‎(kazákm anim ‎(genitive казака́, nominative plural казаки́ or каза́ки, feminine каза́чка)

  1. a Cossack

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References[edit]

  • казак in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv