паланка

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Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian palanca (fortress with fence), from Latin phalanx, from Ancient Greek φάλαγξ (phálanx, trunk)[1].

Noun[edit]

паланка (palankaf

  1. (archaic) a small town, a big village

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Duridanov I., Račeva M., Todorov T., editors (1996), “паланка”, in Bǎlgarski etimologičen rečnik [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume V, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 21

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish پلنقه (palanka).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pǎlaːnka/
  • Hyphenation: па‧лан‧ка

Noun[edit]

па̀ла̄нка f (Latin spelling pàlānka)

  1. a small town on the Balkans
  2. a type of wooden fortress on the roads of Ottoman Empire built for the protection of travelers

Declension[edit]