szablya

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Etymology[edit]

According to archaeological finds, the sabre was used by the conquering Magyars in the 9th century but the exact origin of the word is still debated by linguists. It is believed to originate from the Kipchak Turkic selebe, with contamination from the Hungarian verb szab ‎(to cut). [1] Compare German Säbel, Italian sciabola, Polish szabla. The Western European words were borrowed from Hungarian.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɒbjɒ/
  • Hyphenation: szab‧lya

Noun[edit]

szablya ‎(plural szablyák)

  1. sabre/saber, cutlass (a smaller, light sword with a curved, single-edged blade)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Marek Stachowski (2004), "The origin of the European word for sabre". Studia Etymologica Cracoviensia (Krakow) 9
  2. ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6