𐰀𐰕

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Old Turkic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *āŕ (few, very little). Cognate with Karakhanid [script needed] (āz, scanty) Turkish az (few, little), Turkmen āz (few, little).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Orkhon) 𐰔 (az)

Adjective[edit]

𐰀𐰕 (āz)

  1. few, scanty

Adverb[edit]

𐰀𐰕 (āz)

  1. a little

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *āŕ- (to go astray, lose one's way). Cognate with Karakhanid [script needed] (āzmāq, to lose one's way), Chuvash урма (urma, to lose mind, go mad), Turkmen āzmak (to go astray), Turkish azmak (to go astray, be horny).

Verb[edit]

𐰀𐰕 (āz-)

  1. to go astray
  2. to lose one's way

References[edit]

  • Clauson, Gerard (1972), “a:z & a:z-”, in An Etymological Dictionary of pre-thirteenth-century Turkish, Oxford: Clarendon Press, pages 727&729
  • Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*Āŕ”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
  • Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*āŕ-”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill