avanie

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Greek αβανιά (avaniá, defamation, slander), from Turkish avan, from Arabic خَوَّان (ḵawwān, unreliable, traitor). Compare Italian avania (a heavy tax)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

avanie f (plural avanies)

  1. (historical) avania
  2. affront, insult; snub

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