Contributıon to the Etymology of some Scythıan-Saka Words Cover Image

Bazı İskit/Saka Kelimelerinin Etimolojisi Üzerine
Contributıon to the Etymology of some Scythıan-Saka Words

Author(s): Fuzuli Bayat
Subject(s): History, Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Turkish language
Published by: Karadeniz Araştırmaları Merkezi
Keywords: The Scythians/Sakas; Scythian language; Scythian theonims; Scythian ethnonims; Scythian antroponims;

Summary/Abstract: Cultural remnants and social peculiarities of the Scythians/Sakas, dominant people of the Eurasian steppes in the first millennium B.C., indicate that they were of Turkic origins. They left us also some linguistic material. Part of scholar-ship obstinately tried to solve them in Iranic base. However, their works resulted in great failure, and sometimes comical consequences. Author of this article examines current etymologies for some Scythian/Saka theonims, antroponims and ethnonims, and offers new approximations.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 1-10
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Turkish