çavuş

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See also: cavus

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish چاوش (çavuş, herald, pursuivant, messenger, sergeant), from Common Turkic *čabɨš, from earlier *čabɨĺ(č). Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰲𐰉𐰾 (čabïš, army commander), Karakhanid [script needed] (čavïš, the officer in battle who marshals the ranks).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [t͡ʃɑˈvʊʃ]
  • Hyphenation: ça‧vuş

Noun[edit]

çavuş (definite accusative çavuşu, plural çavuşlar)

  1. sergeant
  2. noncommissioned officer

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Clauson, Gerard (1972) An Etymological Dictionary of pre-thirteenth-century Turkish, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 399