zəngin

AzerbaijaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian سنگین(sangin, heavy), possibly via Ottoman Turkish زنگین(zengin). /s/ → /z/ has been a frequent sound shift in specific dialects descending from Old Anatolian Turkish, often obfuscated by conservative Arabic-script spellings. Compare Azerbaijani ziyil (cf. Turkish siğil) and zopa (cf. Turkish sopa), which also underwent this irregular initial voicing. Doublet of səngin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [zæŋˈɡin], [zænˈd͡ʒin]
  • Hyphenation: zən‧gin

AdjectiveEdit

zəngin (comparative daha zəngin, superlative ən zəngin)

  1. rich, wealthy (having a lot of money and possessions)
    Synonym: varlı
  2. rich (plentiful, abounding, abundant, fulfilling)

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