algoz

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic الغُزّ(al-ḡuzz, kafir Turkic mercenary), from Turkish oğuz (tribal military division)

Noun[edit]

algoz m, f (plural algozes)

  1. executioner
  2. tormentor

Descendants[edit]

  • Malay: algojo, algoja, legojo, legoja

References[edit]

  • Felipe Maíllo Salgado, El arabismo algoz(<al-guzz). Contenido y uso. ISSN 0210-7716, Universidad de Sevilla