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yurt

[yoo rt] /yʊərt/
noun
1.
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.
Origin of yurt
1885-1890
1885-90; < Russian yurt < Turkic; compare Turkish yurt home, fatherland, with cognates meaning “abode, dwelling” in all branches of Turkic
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  • Why should it have, when I already knew yurt so well—considered him, in fact, one of my closest friends?

    Zen Jerome Bixby
  • "We were rather surprised ourselves," yurt said complacently.

    Zen Jerome Bixby
  • Nor does the Mongol till the soil; nothing is found growing near his yurt.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • Around the yurt gathered women and children, dogs and calves.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • Round the walls of the yurt were ranged one or two tables and chests of drawers.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • yurt, after two years of living with us, still couldn't understand why we found this confusing.

    Zen Jerome Bixby
British Dictionary definitions for yurt

yurt

/jʊət/
noun
1.
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
from Russian yurta, of Turkic origin; compare Turkish yurt abode, home
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Word Origin and History for yurt

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

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