mejdan

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Turkish meydan, from Persian میدان ‎(meydân), from Arabic مَيْدَان ‎(maydān). Compare mègdān.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mějdaːn/
  • Hyphenation: mej‧dan

Noun[edit]

mèjdān m ‎(Cyrillic spelling мѐјда̄н)

  1. a larger empty area in a city, usually of Oriental type; square, field
  2. (metonymically) cattle fair or exhibition
  3. (figuratively) public exposition of something
  4. Alternative form of mègdān
    • 1891, recorded by Vuk Stefanović Karadžić, Srpske narodne pjesme:
      ...nije vojska od mejdana, / već sve stare hodže i hadžije,...
      ...it is not an army of battle, / but rather all old hodjas and hajjis...