On The Vacobulary of Turkish Tazkiras in Ottoman Prose

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Durmus M.

BILIG, vol.54, no.54, pp.93-114, 2010 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 54
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: BILIG
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-114
  • Keywords: Tazkira (poet biographies), classical Ottoman prose, vocabulary of the Ottoman tazkira (poet biographies)
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Son Our knowledge of the vocabulary of the Ottoman tazkira (poet biographies), which are considered the products of the intellectuals of society in terms of their topics, writers and readers, is limited to highly general statements. The aim of this article is to explore the role of Turkish, Arabic and Persian in these texts, which are originally written in Turkish. In the article it is argued that the vocabulary of Arabic and Persian has a determining role in the generic style of the tazkira.