AzerbaijaniEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic јенҝә
Roman yengə
Perso-Arabic یئنگه

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic *yeŋe (elder brother's wife). Cognate with Old Turkic [script needed] (yengä, older male relative's wife); Turkish yenge (wife of one's brother or uncle), or, dialectally, "a woman that guides the bride on her wedding night", Crimean Tatar yeñge, Kazakh жеңге (jeñge), Kyrgyz жеңе (jeñe), Southern Altai јеҥе (ǰeŋe), Uyghur يەڭگە(yengge), Yakut саҥас (saŋas, older male relative's wife) Bashkir еңгә (yeñgä, the wife of one's elder brother).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [jeŋˈɡæ]
  • Hyphenation: yen‧gə

NounEdit

yengə (definite accusative yengəni, plural yengələr)

  1. A woman who guides the bride and prepares her for the wedding night; duties include following the bride to the bridegroom's house and assuring her virginity by collecting the sheets covered with blood stains and bringing them to the bride's parents; sometimes also functioning as a matchmaker.
    yengə getməkto do the duties of a yengə
    oğlan yengəsia yengə from the bridegroom's side
    qız yengəsia yengə from the bride's side
  2. (dated) wife of one's brother or brother-in-law

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Talysh: yengə

ReferencesEdit


TalyshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Azerbaijani yengə.

NounEdit

yengə (Cyrillic јенҝә)

  1. A woman who guides the bride on her wedding night.

ReferencesEdit

  • Pirejko, L. A. (1976), “јенҝә”, in Talyšsko-russkij slovarʹ [Talysh–Russian Dictionary], Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 115