сәскә

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Bashkir[edit]

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Сәскәләр

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *čeček (flower). Cognates include Old Turkic [script needed] (čečäk), Tuvan and Southern Altai чечек (čäčäk), Kazakh шешек (şeşek), Uzbek chechak, Uyghur چېچەك (chëchek), Turkish, Gagauz, Crimean Tatar çiçek, Azeri çiçək.

The background of the metathesis *säsäksäskä that took place in Bashkir remains yet to be explored. One possible reason for it may have been 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 a Oghur stratum in Bashkir; 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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