belə

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic белә
Roman belə
Perso-Arabic بئله

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [beˈlæ]
  • Hyphenation: be‧lə

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Anatolian Turkish [script needed] (böyle), which is attested in the XIVth-century Anatolian epic Danishmendnâme. Origination from merging of bu (this) and ile, ilə (with) (thus, from an expression that had the meaning with it) has been suggested[1]. Starostin et al. reject this with a reference to a proposed Proto-Turkic form *bEd-le [2], which they reconstruct with the support of Karakhanid [script needed] (böyle)[3], Turkish böyle, Turkmen beýle and Azerbaijani belə, that is, based almost exclusively on Oghuz material.

Alternative forms[edit]

Determiner[edit]

belə

  1. such; like this (that, these, those)[4]
    Belə insanlarla bir yerdə işləmək olmur.
    It's impossible to work with such people.
    Synonym: bu cür

Adverb[edit]

belə

  1. so; in this way; like this (that)
    Bu həmişə belə olub, belə də qalacaq.
    It's always been like this, and it's going to remain like this.
  2. (when added to sentences containing wh-questions), surprisement or disfavour
    Gecənin bu vaxtında hara gedirsən belə?
    Where are you going at this late hour?
  3. (with ablative) after, since
    bundan beləafter this
    o gündən beləsince that day

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Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from Proto-Turkic *bile (with, together, also), whence also the postposition ilə (with). Cognate with Turkish bile; possibly contaminated by Etymology 1.

Adverb[edit]

belə

  1. (used after the verb) even
    • 2017 April 2, Publika.az[1]:
      Amma bəzən fotolarla reallıq arasında o qədər fərq olur ki, həyatda üz-üzə gəlsən belə o insanları tanımaq mümkün olmur.
      But sometimes there is such a gap between the photographs and the reality, that even if you come face-to-face with those people, it's impossible to recognize them.
      2016 October 28, Modern.az[2]:
      Ölsəm belə, atamı görməyə gedəcəm.
      I'll go see my father, even if I die.
    Synonym: hətta

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “böyle”, in Nişanyan Sözlük
  2. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*bEd-le”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
  3. ^ Borovkov, Aleksandr Konstantinovič (1963), “бöјлä”, in Leksika sredneaziatskovo tefsira. [Lexicon of the Central Asian Tafsir], Moscow: Izdatelʹstvo Vostočnoj Literatury, page 107-108
  4. ^ Orucov, Əliheydər, editor (2006), “belə”, in Azərbaycan dilinin izahlı lüğəti [Explanatory Dictionary of the Azerbaijani Language] (in Azerbaijani), volume I, Baku: Şərq-Qərb, page 255-256