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Etymology edit

Apparently, a Central Asian innovation.

Cognate with Kazakh ақсақал (aqsaqal), Tatar аксакал (aqsaqal), Kyrgyz аксакал (aksakal), Southern Altai аксагал (aksagal), Uzbek oqsoqol, Uyghur ئاقساقال (aqsaqal), Turkmen aksakgal, Turkish aksakallı (village elder; elderly respected man).

Equivalent to аҡ (aq, white) +‎ һаҡал (haqal, beard).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ɑq.hɑˈqɑɫ]
  • Hyphenation: аҡ‧һа‧ҡал

Noun edit

аҡһаҡал (aqhaqal)

  1. aqsaqal; an elderly respected man; a traditional community elder, patriarch (to whom community members turn to for advice)

Declension edit