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(t.) (from yurt “tribal territory, camp site, tent site”, a general term in the Turkic languages, cf. Türkmen yūrt ~ yuvi̊rt , Ḳaraḳalpaḳ, Ḳazaḳ and Ḳi̊rg̲h̲i̊z žurt ; see k̲h̲ayma . iv, to whose Bibl . should be added G. Doerfer, Türkische und mongolische Elemente im Neupersischen , Wiesbaden 1965-70, iv, 212-16 no. 1914), Pers. yūrtd̲j̲ī , the salaried officer responsible for choosing camp sites for the army or court, organising them, and supervising their use.

Ḏj̲uwaynī’s use of yūrt for the appanages granted by Činggiz Ḳan to his brother, sons and grandsons demonstrates that yurt the…

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Andrews, P.A., “Yurtči̊”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8942>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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