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See also: Ateş and ates



According to Urusbiev (1963:51) composed of at- ‎(to shoot, fire) +‎ ‎(competitive suffix).[1] It is Iranian origin word and mentioned in Zoroastrian book of Avesta as "ātarş" and it is a loan word being used in Turkish[2] some claims that it is derived from Proto-Altaic *oot'a, *ōt'a, *ōta ‎(fire), through a relation with Proto-Indo-European *āt(ʰ)r- ‎(fire).[3][4]

The -eş root of güneş ‎(sun, sunshine, daylight) determines the same competitive suffix, gün ‎(day) + .


  • IPA(key): [ɑ̟ˈt̪ɛʃ]
  • Hyphenation: a‧teş



  1. fire


  1. ^ Urusbiev, I.H. 1963. Sprjazhenie glagola v karachaevo-balkarskom jazyke [Verbal inflection in Karachay-Balkar]. Cherkessk: Karachaevo-Balkarskoe knizhnoe izd-vo. In: Vladimir P. Nedjalkov / Igor V. Nedjalkov. Reciprocal Constructions: Typological Studies in Language, Volume 71. 2007: 1006.
  2. ^ Nisanyan Sozluk [1]
  3. ^ Mother Tongue: Journal of the Association for the Study of Language in Prehistory, Volumes 1-3. The Association, 1995: 65.
  4. ^ Joseph Harold Greenberg: Indo-European and its closest relatives. 2. Lexicon. Stanford University Press, 2002: 71.