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mazurka

[muh-zur-kuh, -zoo r-] /məˈzɜr kə, -ˈzʊər-/
noun
1.
a lively Polish dance in moderately quick triple meter.
2.
music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance.
Also, mazourka.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Polish, equivalent to Mazur Mazovia (district in northern Poland) + -ka noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for mazourka

mazurka

/məˈzɜːkə/
noun
1.
a Polish national dance in triple time
2.
a piece of music composed for this dance
Word Origin
C19: from Polish: (dance) of Mazur (Mazovia) province in Poland
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Word Origin and History for mazourka

mazurka

n.

lively dance, also mazourka, 1818, from Russian mazurka, from Polish mazurek "dance of the Mazur," a reference to inhabitants of Mazowsze (Medieval Latin Mazovia), ancient region in central Poland. The Polish accusative in tanczyc mazurka "to dance the mazurek" was interpreted in Russian as a feminine affix, hence the -ka ending.

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