aptal

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish ابدال (abdal, aptal), from Arabic plural أَبْدَال (ʾabdāl) of singular بَدَل (badal, a substitute; a good, religious man; saint) and بَدِيل (badīl).

Adjective[edit]

aptal (comparative daha aptal, superlative en aptal)

  1. dumb
  2. silly

Noun[edit]

aptal (definite accusative aptalı, plural aptallar)

  1. fool
  2. naïf
  3. idiot
  4. simpleton

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