See also: Uca, UCA, and úča



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 Kipchak یوجا(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.


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


uca (comparative daha uca, superlative ən uca)

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

Derived termsEdit


  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]‎[1] (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[2], volume 4, Ankara, page 58 of 51-66
  4. ^ Sevortjan, E. V. (1974) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ tjurkskix jazykov [Etymological Dictionary of Turkic Languages]‎[3] (in Russian), volume I, Moscow: Nauka, pages 567



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



  1. rain (condensed water from a cloud)




  1. there

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