Turkish term for falconer, from
dog̲h̲an , falcon (
tog̲h̲an in Ki̊pčak Turkish, cf.
al-Tuḥfa al-zakiyya fi ’l-lug̲h̲a al-Turkiyya , ed. B. Atalay, Istanbul 1945, 260), and in general use any kind of bird of prey.
Bāzdār , from Persian, was also frequently used for the
dog̲h̲and̲j̲i̊ . In the Ottoman empire the term
dog̲h̲and̲j̲i̊ in the same sense as in later periods was found as early as the 8th/14th century (cf. P. Wittek,
Zu einigen frühosmanischen Urkunden , in
WZKM, liv (1957), 240; lvii (1961), 103; for
dog̲h̲and̲j̲i̊ čiftligi see H. Inalcık,
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