noun ob·rok \äˈbräk, əˈbrȯk\

Definition of obrok



  1. :  a yearly tax formerly paid by a Russian peasant engaged in trade

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Origin and Etymology of obrok

Russian, from ob- (from ob to, on) + rok regulation, term, fate, lot; akin to Latin ob to, before, against and to Old English regn- might, Old Norse rögn, plural, the decreeing powers, gods, Gothic ragin counsel, decision, Sanskrit racayati he completes, builds — more at epi-

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to cast off or become cast off

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