abdal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَبْدَال(ʾabdāl), plural of بَدَل(badal, a substitute; a good, religious man; saint), from بَدَلَ(badala, to replace)

Noun[edit]

abdal (plural abdals)

  1. A religious devotee or dervish in Persia.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَبْدَال(ʾabdāl), plural of بَدَل(badal, a substitute; a good, religious man; saint), from بَدَلَ(badala, to replace).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɑbˈdɑɫ]
  • Hyphenation: ab‧dal

Noun[edit]

abdal (definite accusative abdalı, plural abdallar)

  1. an ignorant person, blockhead
    Synonyms: sərsəri, avara, dərbədər
  2. (archaic) dervish
    Synonym: dərviş

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

abdal m (plural abdais)

  1. Alternative form of abdalá

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish ابدال(abdal, aptal) (whence Turkish abdal), from Arabic أَبْدَال(ʾabdāl), plural of بَدَل(badal, a substitute), from بَدَلَ(badala, to replace).

Noun[edit]

abdal m (Cyrillic spelling абдал)

  1. fool, idiot
  2. naïf
  3. simpleton

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Further reading[edit]

  • abdal” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

abdal (definite accusative abdalı, plural abdallar)

  1. (archaic) A religious devotee in radical Sufism who has attained a high level of spirituality (comparable to a sannyasi in Hinduism)

Usage notes[edit]

When used as a honorific, the term is added after a person’s name, as in ”Pir Sultan Abdal”.

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative abdal
Definite accusative abdalı
Singular Plural
Nominative abdal abdallar
Definite accusative abdalı abdalları
Dative abdala abdallara
Locative abdalda abdallarda
Ablative abdaldan abdallardan
Genitive abdalın abdalların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular abdalım abdallarım
2nd singular abdalın abdalların
3rd singular abdalı abdalları
1st plural abdalımız abdallarımız
2nd plural abdalınız abdallarınız
3rd plural abdalları abdalları

Synonyms[edit]

Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg abdal on the Turkish Wikipedia.Wikipedia tr

References[edit]

  • abdal in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu