ясырь

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Etymology[edit]

Via Crimean Tatar esir (captive, prisoner) or Turkish esir (captive, prisoner) from Arabic أَسِير(ʾasīr, captive, prisoner) from Proto-Semitic *ʾasīr- (captive, prisoner).

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Noun[edit]

ясы́рь (jasýrʹm anim (genitive ясыря́, nominative plural ясыри́, genitive plural ясыре́й)

  1. (archaic) a prisoner taken by Turks or Crimean Tatars after a raid (from the fifteenth up to the eighteenth century)

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