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BashkirEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic *(i)āka (elder brother; uncle).

Cognate with Old Uyghur [script needed] (aqa, elder brother), Kazakh аға (ağa, elder brother; uncle), Kyrgyz ага (aga, elder brother), Southern Altai ака (aka, elder brother), Crimean Tatar ağa (elder brother; uncle), Turkish ağa (master, boss), Yakut аҕа (ağa, elder; father).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɑˈʁɑj]
  • Hyphenation: а‧ғай

NounEdit

ағай (ağay)

  1. one's big / elder brother
  2. uncle; one's male relative who is elder than the speaker, but younger than his/her parents
  3. (address) a way to address or denote a male within that age range
    Күрше ағай менән беҙ аҙашбыҙ, шуға мине урамда бәләкәй Ғәли тип йөрөтәләр.
    Kürše ağay menän beð aðašbïð, šuğa mine uramda bäläkäy Ğäli tip yörötälär.
    We are namesakes with the elder neighbor, so they call me "the small Ğäli" in the street.
  4. (address) stepfather

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