On The Etymology, Historical Roots and Meanings Of The Yurt ‘homeland’
Sanal Türkoloji Araştırmaları Dergisi
From the moment that words first appear in the language of speech, they continue their existence by making changes in sound, structure, and meaning over time. Sometimes the words lose their usage frequency; they remain in dictionaries, in the historical works, but not in the living vocabulary. The word yurt ‘homeland’ is among the words that has been in the vocabulary of the Turkic languages since the earliest written sources. Preserving its initial meaning, the word yurt, has gained new meanings in the Turkic literary languages and in its dialects in time within the frame of this basic meaning. In this article, usage forms of the word yurt in contemporary Turkic languages, its history, prevalence, origin, and meanings, in short, its features in terms of lexicology, have been studied.