trepak

noun

tre·​pak
trəˈpäk,
ˈtrā-ˌ
plural -s
: a fiery Ukrainian folk dance performed by men and featuring the leg-flinging prisiadka

Word History

Etymology

Russian, from trepat' to brake, beat, tap; akin to Lithuanian trepsti to stamp with the feet, trample

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“Trepak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trepak. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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