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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A comrade.

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  • n. Alternative form of tovarish.

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  • n. a comrade (especially in Russian communism)

Etymologies

Russian tovarishch, from Old Russian tovarishchĭ, sing. of tovarishchi, business associates, from Old Turkic tavar ishchi, businessman, merchant : tavar, wealth, trade + ishchi, one who works (from ish, work, business).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Russian товарищ, from Turkic. (Wiktionary)

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  • This has also been lent into Finnish: toveri = comrade.

    November 13, 2013