rabfak

noun rab·fak \ˈrabˌfak\
variants: or

rabfac

\ˈrabˌfak\

Definition of rabfak

plural

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  1. :  a Soviet school giving preliminary university training to workers

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Origin and Etymology of rabfak

Russian rabfak, from rabochiĭ fakul'tet, from rabochiĭ of labor (from rabota labor, work) + fakul'tet faculty, college, from German fakultät, from Medieval Latin facultat-, facultas; akin to Old High German arbeit, arabeit need, work, Gothic arbaiths distress, need, Latin orbus bereft — more at orphan, faculty


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