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From turks (Turk) +‎ -isks, with palatalization of k to c.


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turcisks (definite turciskais, comparative turciskāks, superlative visturciskākais, adverb turciski)

  1. Turkish (relating to the Turkish language; relating to Turks or to Turkey)
    kaut kas turciskssomething Turkish
    turciska atmosfēraTurkish atmosphere, ambiance
    kas ir eiropeisks un kas ir turcisks?what is European and what is Turkish?

Usage notes[edit]

English “Turkish” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to turku, the genitive plural form of turks. The adjective turcisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Turkish”), or in its adverbial form turciski.


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