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, a Turkish people and tribal confederation; usually also written Ḳi̊pčāḳ or Ḳifčāḳ; the forms Ḳifčāk̲h̲, K̲h̲ifs̲h̲āḳ, Ḳifs̲h̲āk̲h̲ and K̲h̲ifčāk̲h̲ are also found. The etymology of the name is uncertain: the origin of the Old Turkish word ḳi̊včaḳ ( ḳi̊bčaḳ ), which is known only in the form ḳi̊včaḳ ḳovi̊ “unlucky” (Clauson, An etymological dictionary of pre-thirteenth-century Turkish, Oxford 1972, 581), is conjectural, as well the connection with the Sagai word ḳi̊pčaḳ “irate, hot-tempered”. The proper name Ḳi̊pčaḳ is recorded in the Uyg̲h̲ur texts. See Radloff, Versuch eines W…

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Hazai, G., “Ḳipčaḳ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4382>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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