TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish تقسیم‎, from Arabic تَقْسِيم(taqsīm), verbal noun of قَسَمَ(qasama, to divide, distribute).

NounEdit

taksim

  1. division, partition, distribution.
  2. (music) instrumental improvisation, instrumental solo (often introducing a vocal solo or a modulation to another makam, or mode).
  3. dividing up.
  4. (mathematics) division, division sign.
  5. place containing a reservoir from which water is distributed to various parts of a city.
  6. (punctuation) slash mark, slash, diagonal, virgule.

ReferencesEdit

  • Signell, Karl. Makam: Modal Practice in Turkish Art Music. Usul Publications, 2005.

See alsoEdit