aslan

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Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish ارسلان (arslan).

Noun[edit]

aslan

  1. lion

Turkish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From arslan, from Ottoman Turkish ارسلان (arslan), from Proto-Turkic [Term?], equivalent to ars + -lan (suffix denoting a wild, predatory animal). Compare kaplan (tiger), yılan (snake), sırtlan (hyena).

Cognate with Azeri aslan, Bashkir арыҫлан (arïθlan), Crimean Tatar arslan, Chuvash арăслан (arăslan), Kazakh арыстан (arıstan), Kyrgyz арстан (arstan), Tatar арыслан (arıslan), Turkmen arslan, Uzbek arslon, Uyghur ئارسلان (arslan).

Compare Erzya арыслан (aryslan), Kalmyk арслң (arslñ). Mongolian арслан (arslan, lion).

Compare the Turkic borrowings Adyghe аслъан (āsłān), Middle Armenian ասլան (aslan), and the given names Persian ارسلان (Arsalân), اصلان (Aslân), Arabic أَصْلَان (ʾaṣlān).

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Noun[edit]

aslan (definite accusative aslanı, plural aslanlar)

  1. (zoology) lion

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