Raki meaning

răkē, räkē, räkə
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A brandy of Turkey and the Balkans, distilled from grapes or plums and flavored with anise.
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An alcoholic liquor made from grape juice, grain, etc. in the Middle East and S Europe.
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An Turkish liqueur flavored with anise.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
raki
Plural:
rakis

Origin of raki

  • Turkish rakı from Arabic ‘araq arak arak

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Turkish rakı, from Arabic عرقي (ʿáraqi, “of liquor"), from عرق (ʿáraq, “arrack, arak"), literally, “condensate," which refers to an ouzo-like liqueur made of raisins.

    From Wiktionary