Translations: See rakija.
Etymology: From rakija < possibly from Arabic (ARchar, Ù) ('araq) meaning sweat or wine (as the rakija or wine vapor drops are similar to drops of sweat). Exact etymology is hard to pinpoint as this word (or a variant of it) is found throughout the Balkans, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
- any of various alcoholic spirits distilled from fruit in the Balkans
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