мејдан

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish [Term?] (Turkish meydan), from Persian میدان ‎(meydân), from Arabic مَيْدَان ‎(maydān). Compare мѐгда̄н.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mějdaːn/
  • Hyphenation: меј‧дан

Noun[edit]

мѐјда̄н m ‎(Latin spelling mèjdān)

  1. a larger empty area in a city, usually of Oriental type; square, field
  2. (metonymically) cattle fair or exhibition
  3. (figuratively) public exposition of something
  4. Alternative form of мѐгда̄н
    • 1891, recorded by Vuk Stefanović Karadžić, Srpske narodne pjesme:
      ...није војска од мејдана, / већ све старе хоџе и хаџије,...
      ...it is not an army of battle, / but rather all old hodjas and hajjis...