әсә

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Bashkir[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *ăča / *ĕče "mother; elder sister; older woman".

Compare with Kyrgyz эже (eje, elder sister; a way to address an older woman), Southern Altai эје (eǰe, elder sister; a way to address an older woman), Uzbek ocha (grandmother), Uyghurئاچا(acha, elder sister; a way to address an older woman), etc.

Noun[edit]

әсә (əsə)

  1. (formal) mother
    Әсә күңеле — балала, бала күңеле — далала.
    Əsə küñele — balala, bala küñele — dalala.
    The mother's soul is in (her) child, the child's soul is in the steppe.
    Әсәм теле миңә — сәсән теле. (Rami Garipov)
    Əsəm tele miñə — səsən tele.
    My mother's tongue to me is bard's language.
    Әсәһе үлгәс, атаһы өйгә үгәй әсә алып ҡайтҡан.
    Əsəhe ülgəs, atahı öygə ügəy əsə alıp qaytqan.
    When her mother died, her father brought home a stepmother.

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