See also: Uca, UCA, úča, and -ucă

Azerbaijani edit

Etymology edit

According to Dybo, a derivation from Proto-Turkic *yüg-,[1] hence Azerbaijani yüksək and other related forms. Compare Turkish yüce and dialectal yüvcek, yüğcek, üğücek.

According to Sevortyan, ultimately from Proto-Turkic *ūč (edge),[2] hence, related to Azerbaijani uc (tip, point, cusp) and unrelated to Azerbaijani yüksək.

Some consider both the Turkish uca (coccyx) and Azerbaijani uca (high) to be derived from Common Turkic *ūča.[3] The semantic developments that led to the emergence of both these senses could have been along the lines of 1) 'edge' -> 'top of a tree' -> 'high'; 2) 'edge' -> 'edge of the body' -> 'rump; back; loins, buttocks'. Sevortyan, however, conseders these two forms unrelated.[4]

Compare Kipchakیوجا(yuca); Old Anatolian Turkish [script needed] (yüce); Old Turkic [script needed] (uča, coccyx).

None of the forms above are thought to be related to uçmaq (to fly), despite a certain semantic link.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [uˈd͡ʒɑ], [uˈd͡zɑ]
  • Hyphenation: u‧ca

Adjective edit

uca (comparative daha uca, superlative ən uca)

  1. high
    Synonyms: hündür, yüksək
  2. tall
    Synonym: uzun
  3. loud
    Synonym: bərk

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Khalaj: uca

References edit

  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*Kadgu”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
  2. ^ Sevortjan, E. V. (1974) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ tjurkskix jazykov [Etymological Dictionary of Turkic Languages] (in Russian), volume I, Moscow: Nauka, pages 611
  3. ^ Tekin, Talat (1994), “Türk Dillerinde Önseste y- Türemesi [The origin of word-initial y- in Turkic languages]”, in Türk Dilleri Araştırmaları[1], volume 4, Ankara, page 58 of 51-66
  4. ^ Sevortjan, E. V. (1974) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ tjurkskix jazykov [Etymological Dictionary of Turkic Languages] (in Russian), volume I, Moscow: Nauka, pages 567

Fijian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Central Pacific *quca, from Proto-Oceanic *qusan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *quzan, from Proto-Austronesian *quzaN.

Noun edit

uca

  1. rain (condensed water from a cloud)

Khalaj edit

Perso-Arabic اوُجا

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Azerbaijani uca.

Pronunciation edit

  • (Xarrâbî) IPA(key): [ʊ(d)d͡ʒa], [ud͡ʒa], [ud͡ʒɒː]

Adjective edit

uca (comparative ucatar)

  1. high, tall

References edit

  • Doerfer, Gerhard (1980) Wörterbuch des Chaladsch (Dialekt von Charrab) [Khalaj dictionary] (in German), Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó

Zazaki edit

Pronoun edit

uca

  1. there

See also edit