шантрапа

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Originally a dialectal word.

Perhaps connected with Old Czech šantrok, šаntrосha (cheater), from Middle High German santrocke (fraud).[1][2]

Alternatively, from French chantera pas (will not sing), said about serfs' children which were not chosen for the landowner's choir.[3]

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Noun[edit]

шантрапа́ (šantrapám anim, f anim (genitive шантрапы́, nominative plural шантрапы́, genitive plural шантра́п)

  1. worthless person

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vasmer, Max (1967), “шантрапа”, 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 405
  2. ^ Matzenauer, Antonín (1870), “šantrok”, in Cizí slova ve slovanských řečech [Foreign words in Slavic languages] (in Czech), Brno: Matica Moravská, page 318
  3. ^ Jepiškin, N. I. (2010), “шантрапа”, in Istoričeskij slovarʹ gallicizmov russkovo jazyka [Historical Dictionary of Russian Gallicisms] (in Russian), Moscow: ETS