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n. pl. het·mans
See ataman.

[Ukrainian het'man, from Polish hetman, from German dialectal hötmann, hetmann, captain; akin to German Hauptmann, from Middle High German houbetman : houbet, head (from Old High German houbit; see kaput- in Indo-European roots) + man, man (from Old High German; see fugleman).]


n, pl -mans
(Historical Terms) another word for ataman
[C18: from Polish, from German Hauptmann headman]


(ˈhɛt mən)

n., pl. -mans.
a Cossack chief; ataman.
[1700–10; < Ukrainian hét'man title of the Zaporozhye Cossak chief]
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President Poroshenko also drew attention to the extremely harmful nature for the Ukrainian-Polish relations of the assessment of the actions of Ukrainian Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky.
They will begin their service with the Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonusas Radvilas regiment at the army base in Rukla.
The central historical figure of volume ten is Hetman Ivan Vyhovsky, whose portrait appears on the dust jacket.
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The change of leadership that was prompted by the death of this polity's founder, Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytskyi (r.
Nikolai Ulakhovich, supreme hetman (military commander of the Cossacks) of the organization Belarusian Cossacks, and Sergei Gaidukevich, chairman of the Belarusian Liberal Democratic Party.
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Hetman Mazepa, already an important political figure in his own right, and well respected throughout the various far-flung Ukrainian lands for his patronage of architecture, literature, and the arts, was to make a great impression upon European opinion by his unexpected revolt against Russian rule, and Voltaire did not ignore this surprising event.
Krzysztof Hetman (marshal of the Lubelskie Voivodship), Witold Krochmal (mayor of Wolow - change of mandate), Marek Sowa (marshal of Malopolska) and Witold Stepien (marshal of Lodz Voivodship).