tosbağa

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Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tosbağa (definite accusative tosbağayı, plural tosbağalar)

  1. (dialectal, zoology) tortoise

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative tosbağa
Definite accusative tosbağayı
Singular Plural
Nominative tosbağa tosbağalar
Definite accusative tosbağayı tosbağaları
Dative tosbağaya tosbağalara
Locative tosbağada tosbağalarda
Ablative tosbağadan tosbağalardan
Genitive tosbağanın tosbağaların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular tosbağam tosbağalarım
2nd singular tosbağan tosbağaların
3rd singular tosbağası tosbağaları
1st plural tosbağamız tosbağalarımız
2nd plural tosbağanız tosbağalarınız
3rd plural tosbağaları tosbağaları

Usage notes[edit]

This word is only common in a zoological context, where it is used to make a distinction between turtles and tortoises. Except for that, most people use the word kaplumbağa for both of the animals.

Usually, this word represents the Spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca).

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