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hospodar

[hos-puh-dahr] /ˈhɒs pəˌdɑr/
noun
1.
a former title of governors or princes of Wallachia and Moldavia.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < Romanian < Ukrainian gospodár' literally, lord; compare Russian Church Slavonic gospodarĭ (cognate with Czech hospodář, Serbo-Croatian gospòdār), equivalent to gospodĭ lord + -arĭ noun suffix; gospodĭ perhaps < *gos()-potĭ, hence cognate with Latin hospes (see host1), though d for t unexplained
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hospodar

/ˈhɒspəˌdɑː/
noun
1.
(formerly) the governor or prince of Moldavia or Wallachia under Ottoman rule
Word Origin
C17: via Romanian from Ukrainian, from hospod' lord; related to Russian gospodin courtesy title, Old Slavonic gospodǐ lord
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