samizdat

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Paryska kultura (Parisian Culture), a Polish samizdat from the 1980s

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Russian самизда́т ‎(samizdát, self-publishing), from сам ‎(sam, self) + изда́т ‎(izdát), an abbreviation of изда́тельство ‎(izdátelʹstvo, publishing house, publishing) (compare Russian Госизда́т ‎(Gosizdát, State Publisher)).

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samizdat ‎(plural samizdats)

  1. (uncountable, often attributive) The secret copying and sharing of illegal publications, chiefly in the Soviet Union; underground publishing and its publications.
  2. (countable) A samizdat publication.

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Often italicized as a foreign term not fully naturalized.

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Noun[edit]

samizdat m (plural samizdats)

  1. (uncountable) samizdat (underground publishing in the Soviet Union)
  2. samizdat (a samizdat publication)