farmer, peasant, farm

  • Zareza

    Senior Member
    That's a nobility title, apparently of Turkic (Danube Bulgar) origin (usually compared to Old Turkic "boila"); in Old Russian and Romanian it ultimately comes from Old Church Slavonic (i.e. Old Bulgarian). In Russian it also underwent a parallel contraction into "bárin" ("gentleman", "landlord", usually as a form of addressing or referencing by representatives of lower classes). Certainly unrelated to the Germanic words or Latin (taking the history, the meaning and the original form into account).
    Thank you !:)
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