marifet

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish معرفت(maʼrifet, maʼrıfet), from Arabic مَعْرِفَة(maʿrifa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

marìfet m (Cyrillic spelling марѝфет)

  1. (archaic except Islam) knowledge, cognizance, informedness, epiphany
  2. (archaic) trick, ruse, device, artifice
    • 1855 July 23, Carsko-kr. službene narodne novine, volume 167, page 548a:
      Piše jedan iz Carigrada kako Turci i danas za izviestno dèrže, da car Nikola nije umro, već da su to Moskovi niekim marifetom zasliepili svietu oči i stavili mu sina da je car; a car Nikola da se po Carigradu šeta, i da pregleda šta se radi, i da misli u Carigradu i ostati.
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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish معرفت(maʼrifet, maʼrıfet), from Arabic مَعْرِفَة(maʿrifa).

Noun[edit]

marifet (definite accusative marifeti, plural marifetler)

  1. knowledge
  2. skill, adroitness
  3. trick, prank