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Cossack

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Cossacks (military).

English

Etymology

1600, French cosaque < [[w:Template:lang:ru language|Template:lang:ru]][[Category:Template:lang:ru derivations]] казак (kazák) and Ukrainian козак (kozák) < Turkish quzzāq (freebooter). Related to Kazakh.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈkɔˈsæk/
  • Hyphenation: Cos‧sack

Proper noun

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Cossack (Plural: Cossacks)

  1. A member of a people of Eastern Europe and the adjacent parts of Asia, that eventually settled in parts of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, particularly in areas now comprising southern Russia and Ukraine.
  2. A member of a Cossack military unit (typically cavalry)

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