yatagan

yataghan

[yat-uh-gan, -guhn; Turkish yah-tah-gahn]
noun
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:
1810–20; < Turkish yatağan

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yataghan or ataghan (ˈjætəɡən)
 
n
a Turkish sword with a curved single-edged blade
 
[C19: from Turkish yataǧan]
 
ataghan or ataghan
 
n
 
[C19: from Turkish yataǧan]

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