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yataghan

[yat-uh-gan, -guh n; Turkish yah-tah-gahn] /ˈyæt əˌgæn, -gən; Turkish ˌyɑ tɑˈgɑn/
noun
1.
a Turkish saber having a doubly curved blade, concave toward the hilt, and a hilt with a prominent pommel and no guard.
Also, ataghan, yatagan.
Origin of yataghan
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20, yataghan is from the Turkish word yatağan
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yataghan

/ˈjætəɡən/
noun
1.
a Turkish sword with a curved single-edged blade
Word Origin
C19: from Turkish yataǧan
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