Discussion in 'General Language' started by Sova, Mar 31, 2010.
Does anyone know the etymology of the word "darebák?"
The root of darebák is dar (gift, Greek dóron) from the verb dáti (to give, Latin dare).
The development is as follows:
dar = gift
darmo (darem) = as a gift, i.e without paying, gratis
hence the adjective daremný = worthless -> vicious
after a dialectical/colloquial change (like in písemný -> písebný):
darebný = villainous
darebák = villain
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