samizdat

(redirected from Zamisdat)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Zamisdat: samizdat

sa·miz·dat

 (sä′mĭz-dät′, sə-myĭz-dät′)
n.
1.
a. The secret publication and distribution of government-banned literature in the former Soviet Union.
b. The literature produced by this system.
2. An underground press.

[Russian : sam, self; see sem- in Indo-European roots + izdatel'stvo, publishing house (from izdat', to publish, on the model of Gosizdat, State Publishing House : iz, from, out of; see eghs in Indo-European roots + dat', to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots).]

samizdat

(Russian səmizˈdat)
(in the former Soviet Union) n
(Journalism & Publishing)
a. a system of clandestine printing and distribution of banned or dissident literature
b. (as modifier): a samizdat publication.
[C20: from Russian, literally: self-published]

sam•iz•dat

(ˈsɑ mɪzˌdɑt)

n.
1. (formerly) a clandestine publishing system in a communist country by which forbidden or unpublishable literature was reproduced and circulated privately.
2. a work or periodical circulated by this system.
[1965–70; < Russian samizdát=sam(o)- self- + izdát(el'stvo) publishing agency]

samizdat

A Russian word meaning self-published, used to describe texts that are published clandestinely.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.samizdat - a system of clandestine printing and distribution of dissident or banned literature
print media - a medium that disseminates printed matter
Translations
szamizdat

samizdat

[səmizˈdat] Nsamizdat m
References in periodicals archive ?
En nuestro pais la literatura circula mas bien como zamisdat y aun asi esta bien y viva, y llega a quien debe y no pasa nada.
En la pequena casa que alojaba a la Gazzetta se respiraba aun una atmosfera de Zamisdat.