prisiadka

prisiadka

[pris-yahd-kuh]
noun
a step in Slavic folk dancing in which the dancer squats on the haunches and kicks out each foot alternately; the characteristic step of the kazachok.

Origin:
1935–40; < Russian prisyádka, equivalent to prisyad-, variant stem of priséstʾ to squat (pri- v. prefix, here marking action done incompletely or temporarily + sestʾ to sit down, akin to sit1) + -ka noun suffix; or < Ukrainian prýsyadka, formed in a parallel manner from prysísty to squat

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