Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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(t.), Heaven; God. In the eastern dialects the vocalisation is usually palatal: Čag̲h̲atāi, tängri (written ) and similar forms in the other dialects. The trisyllabic forms in Teleut (täñärä) and in the Altai dialect (täñäri) are worthy of note; the Kasan dialect has alongside of tängri (god) a word täri = image of a saint, ikon (we may here mention the proper name Täri-birdi, where täri of course means God). Ottoman Turkish has a non-palatal vocalisation (tañri̊) as has Yakutic which has also in addition a trisyllabic form (tañara).

For the lexicographical material cf. Pavet de Cou…

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Büchner, V. F., “Tañri̊”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 12 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5661>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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