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BashkirEdit

 
Ата турғай [1]
A male sparrow.

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic *torgaj (small bird; lark).

Cognate with Kazakh торғай (torğay, sparrow), Crimean Tatar torğay (sparrow); Tatar тургай (turgay, lark), Kyrgyz торгой (torgoy, lark), Uzbek toʻrgʻay (lark), Turkmen torğaý (lark), Turkish toygar,Turkish turgay (lark), etc.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [tur.ˈʁɑj]
  • Hyphenation: тур‧ғай

NounEdit

турғай (turğay)

  1. house sparrow, Passer domesticus
    Сыйырсыҡ, турғай, сәпсек кеүек ваҡ ҡоштар баҡса ҡоротҡостарын бик әүҙем сүпләй.
    Sïyïrsïq, turğay, säpsek kewek vaq qoštar baqsa qorotqostarïn bik äwðem süpläy.
    Such small birds as starlings, sparrows, wagtails are very active in collecting garden pests.
  2. sparrow, Passeridae spp.
  3. Generically, any small, nondescript bird
  4. a component in many species names for small birds

DeclensionEdit