tavşan

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish طاوشان ‎(tavşan, hare), from Proto-Turkic *tabɨĺgan ‎(hare),[1] derived from Proto-Turkic *tabɨĺ- ‎(to run). Related to Khitan 匋裏 ‎(taul, rabbit) and Proto-Mongolic *tawlai ‎(hare), hence Mongolian туулай ‎(tuulaj, hare, bunny). Perhaps from a common source,[2] or according to Gerard Clauson borrowed from Turkic into Khitan and from Khitan to Mongolic languages as a result of language contacts.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [tɑβˈʃɑn]
  • Hyphenation: tav‧şan

Noun[edit]

tavşan ‎(definite accusative tavşanı, plural tavşanlar)

  1. rabbit, bunny
  2. hare

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*tabɨĺgan”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
  2. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*t`ḕbà”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
  3. ^ Clauson, Gerard (1972) An Etymological Dictionary of pre-thirteenth-century Turkish, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 447