тефтель

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Mongolian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian тефтели ‎(tefteli), from а Yiddish distortion of Romanian chifteluță, diminutive of chiftea, from Turkish köfte, from Persian کوفتن ‎(kuftan, to beat, grind, or meatball); cognate with Bulgarian кюфте ‎(kjufte), Serbian ћуфтa, Armenian քյուֆթա ‎(kʿyuftʿa), Azeri küftə, Arabic كفتة ‎(kuftah), Greek κεφτές ‎(keftés).

Noun[edit]

тефтель ‎(teftelʹ)

  1. meatball, kofta