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Бесәй

EtymologyEdit

Compare with Tatar песи (pesi, cat.)

From an onomatopoeia *bis; compare Bashkir бес-бес (bes-bes, the sound used to call a cat). Cannot be directly related to Standard Turkic mušuq ~ mišik "cat < Proto-Turkic *bɨńĺ(ɨk) (cat).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [bɪ̞ˈsæj]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: бе‧сәй

NounEdit

бесәй (besäy)

  1. (zoology) cat
    • 1989, Ghălim Khisamov, Qyt͡hyl qar: roman ḣăm povestʹ, page 15:
      Шахтаға комак менән бесәй оялай.
      Šaxtağa komak menän besäy oyalay.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

DeclensionEdit