тхьэм бытырбыф

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Adyghe[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From тхьэ ‎(tḥă, God) +‎ бытырбыф ‎(bətərbəf, Petersburg). Literally means “may God send you to Petersburg”. Petersburg is a city in Russia. The Circassians used this because Petersburg was far away from Caucasus and very cold. The meaning of this word is that may God send you to a place far away (Petersburg) that you may never return.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [tħam bətərbəf]

Interjection[edit]

тхьэм бытырбыф ‎(tḥăm bətərbəf)

  1. go to hell