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An Enigmatic Turkic Planet Name
An Enigmatic Turkic Planet Name

Author(s): Imre Gyarmati
Subject(s): Philology, Turkish language
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: an enigmatic Turkic planet name; its philological background; clerical errors; survivals of these clerical errors;

Summary/Abstract: The author gives a philological background of the enigmatic Chagatai planet name Saqït (sic!) ~ Sekit 'Mars', which goes back to the planet name Sevit 'Venus' in Qutadyu Bilig. The noun Saqït has a clerical error, which can be connected with the punctuation put above the "qaf" letter with three dots in the text of the QB, written with Arabic alphabet. The planet name of Rabyuzi stands for another planet, because Rabyuzi did not know well the Turkic starry sky. Further the author demonstrates the forms Saqïq (sic!) 'Venus' (in Rabyuzi and Šejx Sulejman efendi's Dictionary) and Turkish Sakit 'Mars'.

  • Issue Year: 56/2003
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 81-86
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English