spahija

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Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish سپاهی(sipahi), from Persian سپاهی(sepâhi, soldier). Akin to sìpāh.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spǎxija/
  • Hyphenation: spa‧hi‧ja

Noun[edit]

spàhija m (Cyrillic spelling спа̀хија)

  1. (historical) spahi
  2. (regional, obsolete) an affluent Islamic head of household in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Hasan-spahija(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    Omer-spahija(please add an English translation of this usage example)

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References[edit]

  • spahija” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Škaljić, Abdulah (1966) Turcizmi u srpskohrvatskom jeziku, Sarajevo: Svjetlost, page 570