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From Ottoman Turkish قادین (kadın, lady), voicing suggests it is inherited from earlier *qātun. Akin to Old Turkic 𐰴𐱃𐰆𐰣 (qatun, queen), Karakhanid [script needed] (qātūn, noble woman); thought to be an early borrowing from Sogdian [script needed] (χwatēn) (χwa self + tāw power, strength).[1][2][3] Doublet of hatun.


  • IPA(key): /kaˈdɯn/
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  • Hyphenation: ka‧dın


kadın (definite accusative kadını, plural kadınlar)

  1. woman




  1. ^ Carter Vaughn Findley, Turks in World History, Oxford University Press, 2005, p. 45: "... Many elements of Non-Turkic origin also became part of Türk statecraft [...] for example, as in the case of khatun [...] and beg [...] both terms being of Sogdian origin and ever since in common use in Turkish. ..."
  2. ^ Fatima Mernissi, "The Forgotten Queens of Islam", University of Minnesota Press, 1993. pg 21: "... Khatun 'is a title of Sogdian origin borne by the wives and female relatives of the Tu-chueh and subsequent Turkish Rulers ..."
  3. ^ Leslie P. Peirce, "The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire", Oxford University Press, 1993. pg 312: "... On the title Khatun, see Boyle, 'Khatun', 1933, according to whom it was of Soghdian origin and was borne by wives and female relations of various Turkish Rulers. ..."
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