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yurt

[ yoo rt ]
/ yʊərt /
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noun

a tentlike dwelling of the Mongol and Turkic peoples of central Asia, consisting of a cylindrical wall of poles in a lattice arrangement with a conical roof of poles, both covered by felt or skins.

RELATED WORDS

canvas, pavilion, wigwam, tabernacle, wikiup, tupik, tepee, hogan

Nearby words

yuppy, yupster, yurak, yurev, yurimaguas, yurt, yuzhno-sakhalinsk, yuzovka, yuzu, yv, yvelines

Origin of yurt

1885–90; < Russian yurt < Turkic; compare Turkish yurt home, fatherland, with cognates meaning “abode, dwelling” in all branches of Turkic
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yurt

/ (jʊət) /

noun

a circular tent consisting of a framework of poles covered with felt or skins, used by Mongolian and Turkic nomads of E and central Asia

Word Origin for yurt

from Russian yurta, of Turkic origin; compare Turkish yurt abode, home
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Word Origin and History for yurt

yurt


1784, ultimately from Russian yurta, from a Turkic language and originally meaning "home, dwelling."

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