cenk

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See also: Cenk and cénk

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian جنگ.

Noun[edit]

cenk

  1. battle

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡sɛŋk/
  • Hyphenation: cenk

Noun[edit]

cenk (plural cenkek)

  1. (archaic) rotter, cad (a worthless, despicable person)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Its original meaning was dog, hunting dog. The literary language of the 19th century used it in a pejorative sense.

References[edit]

  • Tótfalusi István, Magyar Értelmező Kéziszótár A-Z-ig, Merényi Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 1996, ISBN 963 698 053 5

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian or Persian جنگ (jang).

Noun[edit]

cenk

  1. (dated) war

Synonyms[edit]