AzerbaijaniEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic торпаг
Roman torpaq
Perso-Arabic تورپاق
 
Torpaq

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Turkic *topra-k (earth, soil) [1]. Developed through metathesis, compare Turkish toprak.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [torˈpɑχ]
  • (Tabriz) IPA(key): [torˈpɑχ][2]
  • Hyphenation: tor‧paq

NounEdit

torpaq (definite accusative torpağı, plural torpaqlar)

  1. soil, earth (as in "handful of earth")
  2. country (often in plural)
    • 2012 May 19, Səbuhi Məmmədov, Xalq Qəzeti:
      Rəsmi Pekin sərt reaksiya göstərərək Skarboro (Hyunyan) adasının Çinin "tarixi torpaqları" olduğunu bir daha bəyan etdi.
      Official Beijing reacted sharply and once again stated, that Huangyan (Scarborough) Shoal is a "historical land" of China

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003) , “*topra-k”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
  2. ^ Haneda, Koichi (2009—2010) , “torpaq”, in لغات لهجه‌ی تبریز [Vocabulary of Tabrizi Dialect] (in Persian), Tabriz: یاران, →ISBN, page 78