сәскә

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Сәскәләр

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic čečäk, from Proto-Turkic *čeček (flower).

Cognate with Tuvan, Southern Altai чечек (čeček), Kazakh шешек (şeşek), Uzbek chechak, Uyghur گۈل (gül), Turkish, Gagauz, Crimean Tatar çiçek, Azeri çiçək etc.

The background of the metathesis *сәсәксәскә that took place in Bashkir remains yet to be explored. One possible reason for it may have been the need to resolve the homonymy that is ubiquitous in most Turkic languages: the descendants of the archetype čeček mean both "flower" and "smallpox". Secondly, it may have been promoted by the influence of the Oghuric adstratum, compare Chuvash ҫеҫке (śeśke, flower).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sæsˈkæ]
  • Hyphenation: сәс‧кә

Noun[edit]

сәскә (säskä)

  1. flower
    Сәскә түтәле.
    Säskä tütäle.
    A flower bed.
    Былар ябай сәскә түгел, дарыу үләндәре.
    Bïlar yabay säskä tügel, darïw üländäre.
    these are not simple flowers, (but) medicinal herbs.
  2. small potted home plant

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