калека

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish قالیق (qalyq).

Older sources derived from Persian کالک (kâlak, hideous) via Ottoman Turkish كالك (kālak).

The word кали́ка (kalíka, wanderer) may be related.

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Noun[edit]

кале́ка (kalékam anim, f anim (genitive кале́ки, nominative plural кале́ки, genitive plural кале́к)

  1. cripple (person who has severe impairment in his physical abilities; has some negative connotation)

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References[edit]

  • Berneker, Erich (1908–1913) Slavisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume I, Heidelberg: Winter, page 473
  • Vasmer, Max (1967), “калека”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume II, translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress, page 166
  • Matzenauer, Antonín (1870), “калика”, in Cizí slova ve slovanských řečech [Foreign words in Slavic languages] (in Czech), Brno: Matica Moravská, page 39
  • Melʹnyčuk O. S., editor (1985), “каліка”, in Etymolohičnyj slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language] (in Ukrainian), volume II, Kiev: Naukova Dumka, page 352ab
  • Miklosich, Franz (1886) Etymologisches Wörterbuch der slavischen Sprachen (in German), Vienna: Wilhelm Braumüller, page 109b