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    Anonymous

    Does Šerbedžija/Шербеџија mean something in particular?  It seems like an unusual name for any Slavic group, especially the ending -ija. 

    #420734

    Anonymous

    Could be Albanian for manservant.

    #420735

    Anonymous

    I think that Sherbedžija comes from sherbet, which might refer to any of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherbet">several sweet dressings or drinks</a> with that name. The suffix džija probably comes from the Turkish çi, signifying occupation, which has been adopted among South Slavs.
    So, Šerbedžija is a sherbet-maker.

    #420736

    Anonymous

    Or it could be coming from shërbej which means servant or a waiter,plus the suffix xhiu.

    #420737

    Anonymous
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    Or it could be coming from shërbej which means servant or a waiter,plus the suffix xhiu.

    It's more likely to have a Turkish origin than Albanian.

    #420738

    Anonymous
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    I think that Sherbedžija comes from sherbet, which might refer to any of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherbet">several sweet dressings or drinks</a> with that name. The suffix džija probably comes from the Turkish çi, signifying occupation, which has been adopted among South Slavs.
    So, Šerbedžija is a sherbet-maker.

    Exactly.

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