obrok

noun
ob·​rok | \ äˈbräk, əˈbrȯk \
plural -s

Definition of obrok

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

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Obrok.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obrok. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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