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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.
- IPA: /ˈkɔˈsæk/
- Hyphenation: Cos‧sack
Cossack (Plural: Cossacks)
- 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.
- A member of a Cossack military unit (typically cavalry)
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