sırtlan

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Turkish[edit]

sırtlan

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Ottoman Turkish صرتلان(sırtlan, hyena), which derives from Proto-Turkic *sïrtlan (hyena); equivalent to sırt (coarse back hairs of an animal) + -lan (suffix denoting a wild, predatory animal). For the suffix, compare aslan (lion), yılan (snake), kaplan (tiger).

Noun[edit]

sırtlan (definite accusative sırtlanı, plural sırtlanlar)

  1. hyena (animal)