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Some data on old uigur traps
Some data on old uigur traps

Author(s): Peter Zieme
Subject(s): Lexis, Historical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: Old Uigur language; culture; hunters; traps; etymology; lexicon;

Summary/Abstract: In this paper some Old Uigur words for traps are discussed. Among the words Maḥmūd al-Kāšgarī listed in his dictionary only tuzak is attested in Old Uigur. On the other hand, some other words such as kapgan, körp, sürgü, yipäk are known from Old Uigur texts, mainly from religious scriptures. An interesting feature is that different verbs are used together with the different trap terms: tuzak ur-, körp kaz-, kapgan ur-, sürgü tik-, yipäk tart-. These data give us some insight into the activities of hunters.

  • Issue Year: 133/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 309-318
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English