Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, a word common to all the Turkish languages, meaning “son”, “child”, “descendant”. In this connection attention may be called to certain formations, such as od̲j̲aḳ og̲h̲lu, “son of good house”, ḳul og̲h̲lu, which used to be applied to the sons of the Janissaries. Og̲h̲ul is very frequently found in family names where it takes the place of the Persian zāde or the Arabic ibn, e. g. Ḥekīm-og̲h̲lu or Ḥekīm-zāde for Ibn al-Ḥekīm or Ramaḍān-og̲h̲ul for Ramaḍān-zāde or Ibn Ramaḍān (where it should be remembered that the Arabic ibn does not mean exclusively “son” but “descendant”). An in…

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Babinger, Franz, “Og̲h̲ul”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3545>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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