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


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turcisks (def. turciskais, comp. turciskāks, sup. visturciskākais; adv. turciski)

  1. Turkish (relating to the Turkish language; relating to Turks or to Turkey)
    kaut kas turcisks‎ ― something Turkish
    turciska atmosfēra‎ ― Turkish 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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