badža

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish باجه ‎(baca) (Turkish baca ‎(chimney), from Persian باجه ‎(bāja, a big opening, window).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bǎːd͡ʒa/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧dža

Noun[edit]

bàdža f ‎(Cyrillic spelling ба̀џа) or bádža f ‎(Cyrillic spelling ба́џа)

  1. (regional) opening on roof or wall (for smoke or light)
  2. (regional) chimney
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish باجی ‎(bacı) (Turkish bacı ‎(sister; old housemaid)). Akin to badžikàduna.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bǎːd͡ʒa/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧dža

Noun[edit]

bádža f ‎(Cyrillic spelling ба́џа)

  1. (regional) an elderly, poor woman
  2. (regional) an old housemaid or a cook
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish باج ‎(bâc) (Turkish bâc), from Persian باژ ‎(bâž, tribute, toll, duty). Akin to bàždār ‎(measurer, surveyor).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bǎːd͡ʒa/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧dža

Noun[edit]

bádža f ‎(Cyrillic spelling ба́џа)

  1. (historical, regional) tribute, toll, duty
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • badža” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • badža” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • badža” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Abdulah Škaljić (1966), Turcizmi u srpskohrvatskom jeziku, Svjetlost: Sarajevo, page 110