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[yoo rt] /yʊərt/
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
1885-90; < Russian yurt < Turkic; compare Turkish yurt home, fatherland, with cognates meaning “abode, dwelling” in all branches of Turkic Unabridged
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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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