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Ottoman TurkishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Turkic *yā(y) (bow).

NounEdit

یای (yay)

  1. bow (for shooting)
  2. anything bow-shaped, also in architecture an arch
  3. spring, coil Sprungfeder
DescendantsEdit
  • Turkish: yay
  • Arabic: يَاي(yāy, spring)
  • Armenian: յայ (yay)
  • Bulgarian: яй (jaj)

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Turkic *yāy (summer).

NounEdit

یای (yay)

  1. (earlier Ottoman) summer
    Synonym: یاز(yaz)