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BashkirEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic *yeŋe (elder brother's wife).

Cognate with Old Uyghur [script needed] (jengä, older male relative's wife)[1]; Kazakh жеңге (jeñge), Kyrgyz жеңе (ceñe), Uyghur يەڭگە(yengge), Southern Altai јеҥе (ǰeŋe), Khakas ниге (nige), Yakut саҥас (saŋas, older male relative's wife).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [jɪ̞ŋˈɡæ]
  • Hyphenation: ең‧гә

NounEdit

еңгә (yeñgä)

  1. the wife of one's elder brother, cousin or other male blood relative (who is older than the speaker but younger than the speaker's parents)

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nadeljajev, V. M.; Nasilov, D. M.; Tenišev, E. R.; Ščerbak, A. M., editors (1969) Drevnetjurkskij slovarʹ [Dictionary of Old Turkic] (in Russian), Leningrad: USSR Academy of Sciences, Nauka, page 256