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Od̲j̲aḳ
(536 words)

(t.), “fireplace, hearth, chimney”, a word which survives with a rather wide range of meanings in all Turkish languages and dialects. Originally otčoḳ < otčaḳ with the elements ōt “fire” and -čaḳ (perhaps to be connected with a rare suffix denoting a place, cf. S. Tezcan, Eski Uygurca Hsüan Tsang biyografyasi X. bölüm , Ankara 1975, n. 1074; idem, Das uigurische Insadi-Sutra , Berlin 1974, n. 275). The connotation “iron ring (for a prisoner or criminal)” appears only in Sanglāk̲h̲ and in S̲h̲eyk̲h̲ Süleymān Buk̲h̲ārī (G. Doerfer, Türkische und Mongolische Elemente im Neupersischen , Wi…

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Kreiser, K., “Od̲j̲aḳ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6009>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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