rakija

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Serbo-Croatian rakija/ракија, from Turkish, probably from Arabic عَرَق ‎(ʿaraq, sweat or wine) (as rakija or wine vapor drops are similar to drops of sweat). The exact etymology is hard to pinpoint as this word (or a variant of it) is found throughout the Balkans, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rakija ‎(uncountable)

  1. A strong distilled alcoholic beverage made from various fruits, varieties of which (such as slivovitz) are found across the Balkans and the Mediterranean. (Compare brandy.)

Translations[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Turkish rakı, probably from Arabic عَرَق ‎(ʿaraq, sweat or wine).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rǎkija/
  • Hyphenation: ra‧ki‧ja

Noun[edit]

ràkija f ‎(Cyrillic spelling ра̀кија)

  1. (uncountable) rakija

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