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ana-bacı

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AzerbaijaniEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic ана-баҹы
Roman ana-bacı
Perso-Arabic آنا-باجی

EtymologyEdit

From ana (mother) +‎ bacı (sister).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɑnɑbɑˈd͡ʒɯ], [ɑnɑbɑˈd͡zɯ]

NounEdit

ana-bacı (definite accusative ana-bacını, plural ana-bacılar)

  1. mother and sister
  2. In traditional Azerbaijani society, men's sense of honour, represented by female family members, especially mothers and sisters.
    • 1996, Намиг Фәрәҹ Сығырлы, Ајаз Мусајев, editor, Азадлығын гәдри[1], Ишыг, page 19:
      Бу гараҝуруһчулар үчүн нә Вәтән гејрәти, нә дә ана-баҹы намусу вардыр.
      Bu qaraguruhçular üçün nə Vətən qeyrəti, nə də ana-bacı namusu vardır.
      For these obscurantists there exists neither honour of the Fatherland nor that of mothers and sisters.
      2015 June 29, Yetim Qacar, Avanqard.net[2]:
      Bizlərə seks mədəniyyəti lazımdırmı? Ay bu millətə seks mədəniyyəti öyrətmək iddiasında olanlar bəs qorxmursuzmu dindarların sizə ola biləcək hücumlarından və "camaatın ana-bacısı var" tipli təpkilərdən.
      Do we need a sex culture? Oh those who want to teach us the sex culture, don't you fear the attacks that religious devotees may perpetuate on you and reactions of the type “people have mothers and sisters”?
      2018 April 18, GoldNews.az[3]:
      Bakı-Qazax marşutu üzrə hərəkət edən avtobusda olan ərəb turist azərbaycanlı qadınla qeyri-əxlaqi hərəkətlər edib. Onun bu hərəkəti avtobusdakılar tərəfindən hiddətlə qarşılanıb. Mahmud adlı sərnişin ərəb turistinə xəbərdarlıq edib: “Özünü yığışdır, camaatın ana-bacısı var”. O, xəbərdarlığa məhəl qoymayan turisti döyüb.
      An Arab tourist on a bus operating the line between Baku and Qazax was engaged in immoral activity with an Azerbaijani woman. These actions of his were met with outrage by those on the bus. A passenger named Mahmud warned the Arab tourist: “Behave, people have mothers and sisters”. He beat up the tourist who ignored the warning.
    ana-bacı söyüşü
    obscenity, often sexual or abusive in nature, directed at someone's sister or mother
    ana-bacı söhbəti
    issue of mothers and sisters
    (literally, “mother-sister talk [usage 1]”)
    Bilirsən nə var, gəl bu ana-bacı söhbəti yığışdıraq.
    You know what, let's stop (literally, “put away”) this “sister-mother-talk”.
    Özünü yığışdır! Camaatın ana-bacısı var.
    Behave! (literally, “tidy up yourself!”) People have mothers and sisters.[usage 2]

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  1. ^ That is, any conversational topic involving the mother or a sister of the interlocutor that could potentially be perceived as offensive; an unintentional or intentional offensive reference to or remark about one's mother of sister. In a broader sense, anything that regards the perceived honour of one's female relatives, that needs to be defended or safeguarded.
  2. ^ The phrase camaatın ana-bacısı var, 'people have mothers and sisters', is often used to express disapproval of behavior that is perceived as non-compliant with societal norms, such as dress code, and thus morally or ethically undesired as threatening the honor of someone's female relatives (and by association, that of oneself).

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