FRUIT NAMES IN THE MONGOLIAN DICTIONARIES WITH ARABIC ALPHABET
This paper explores Mongolian fruit names in the dictionaries titled Kitāb-ı Mecmū-ı Tercümān-ı Türkî ve Acemî ve Muγalî, Kitāb Hilyetü’l-insān ve Helbetü’l-lisān, Mukaddimetü’l-Edeb, Şāmilü’l-Luγa and Rasūlid Hexaglot written in Arabic alphabet in the Mid-West Mongolian Period in Mamluk-Ilkhanate region during the 13th-14th Centuries. Mongolians who did not have much knowledge about growing fruits due to their geographical and climatic status had authentic words for the local fruits grown in their region. These dictionaries written after the Mongolian movement to Mamluk-Ilkhanate region include Turkish and Persion fruit names recorded as Mongolian. This paper shows the use of those names in Mongolian and especially in Turkish.
Mongolian, Middle Mongolian, Mongolian Words in Arabic alphabet, Turkish, Fruit names