DOI: 10.46614/ijous.1332883 ISSN: 2687-4954

A Contribution to the Old Uyghur Lexicon: katıt ‘wife, woman’

Orçun ÜNAL
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science
This study shows that the Old Uyghur word, which has been read kat to date, should be read katıt in the light of data from modern Turkish languages. The most probable etymology of the word is that it is derived from the verb kat- ‘to mix, to mingle, to join’ with the formative -(U)t, which means that katıt originally denoted ‘someone who is joined’.

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