Yataghan meaning

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A Turkish sword or scimitar having a double-curved blade and an eared pommel, but lacking a handle guard.
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A type of Turkish short saber with a double-curved blade and a handle without a guard.
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A type of sword used in Muslim countries from the mid-16th to late 19th centuries.
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Origin of yataghan

  • Turkish yataǧan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Turkish yataÄŸan, from Old Turkic root yat- (“to bend, incline; to lie"), whence also words like yatmak (“to lie"), yatak (“bed"), yatay (“horizontal"), etc.

    From Wiktionary