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Ṭog̲h̲ri̊l
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(t.), a designation in Old Turkish for a bird of prey, described by Maḥmūd al-Kās̲h̲g̲h̲arī as larger than a ṣonḳur , a possibility is the Crested Goshawk, Astur trivirgatus . It was certainly used for hunting purposes [see for this, bayzara ].

Its chief importance, however, in early Turkish history and culture, from Uyg̲h̲ur times onwards, was as a frequent personal name. In Islamic times, its most notable holder was Ṭog̲h̲ri̊l Beg [q.v.], co-founder with his brothers Čag̲h̲ri̊ Beg [q.v.] and Big̲h̲u (whose names are also those of avian raptors) of the fortunes of the Great Sald̲j̲ūḳs [q.…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Ṭog̲h̲ri̊l”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7577>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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