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Edward Ardizzone, Pulling off the Padre’s Boots (1940), collection of the Imperial War Museum, UK. It is a caricature of a military chaplain lying exhausted on a chair while his batman removes his footwear for him.

Etymology 1Edit

bat(packsaddle) +‎ man. The element bat is from French bât, from Old French bast,[1] from Late Latin bastum, possibly from Ancient Greek βαστάζειν(bastázein, to bear, carry, lift).

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batman ‎(plural batmen)

  1. (military) A servant or valet to an army officer.
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From Ottoman Turkish بطمان(batman). Cognate with Chagatai bātmān.

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batman ‎(plural batmans)

  1. (Turkish units of measure) A unit of weight established in 1931 equal to 10 kg.
  2. (historical units of measure) A Turkish unit of weight varying by location, time, and item from 2–8 okas (about 2.5–10 kg).
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CitationsEdit

  1. ^ batman”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.

BibliographyEdit

  • "batman" in the Ottoman Turkish Dictionary
  • "batman, n.1", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Its shape being likened to Batman's chest logo.

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batman

  1. a spiny orb-weaver; a common name of the spiders in the genus Gasteracantha

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Turkic *batmān, from Old Turkic batman, from Proto-Turkic.

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batman ‎(definite accusative batmanı)

  1. (historical) A unit of weight formerly used in the Ottoman period.
    • 1992, Pertev Nailı̂ Boratav, Zaman zaman içinde[1], page 38:
      Bin batmandan olsa kazan
      Ustager değil mi düzen
      Hayranlık esince cana
      Bengilik de gereğ olur.
      Even if the kettle weighs thousands of batmans
      Isn't the order skillful
      If the admiration blows to the soul
      The eternity also is indispensable.