Serbian: veštac

  • alexl57

    Senior Member
    Serbo-Croatian
    Čarobnjak is way more common. Nowadays, Veštac is rarely* used to mean čarobnjak. I would say it is very rarely used with this meaning.
    I believe that čarobnjak can be anywhere on the spectrum from good to bad, while veštac is normally seen as a bad person.

    There is a phrase stari veštac which means "an old stager", "an old hand", someone with a lot of experience and expertise, a seasoned person who is hard to trick, but can easily trick you.

    *For me, at least, as I don't see the two words as synonymous.
     
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