AzerbaijaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier dutsaq, equivalent to tut- (to catch, capture, arrest) +‎ -saq. The pronunciation of tutmaq with an initial /d-/ was commonplace up until ca. the XVIIIth century (and still occurs dialectally). Cognate with Turkish tutsak (<Ottoman Turkish طوتساق‎).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [dusˈtɑχ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: dus‧taq

NounEdit

dustaq (definite accusative dustağı, plural dustaqlar)

  1. prisoner, inmate, convict
  2. (colloquial) imprisonment, custody

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