Traditions

What do the Kazakh words ash-mas, et-met, zhigit-migit mean?

While Syrym Batyr fled the country and lived in the Khiva Khanate, the Khiva Khan, who was proud at a wedding, said to Syrym:

– In Kazakh there are a lot of adjectives such as mas-mas, et-met, zhigit-migit, what do they mean? – he asks.

– I will answer your question after the wedding, – says Syrym batyr.

At the wedding, Syrym’s name comes from the race. Her husband won in wrestling. Before the end of the wedding, Syrym Khan responded to the man’s question:

– At our weddings, people slaughter sheep – tails, horses – kazy. Gives koumiss to the drink. It is called “food”. The herb and the tea he drank were called “drunk.” The runner who leads the race is called a “horse” and the runner behind is called a “mat”. The board calls the man who fell in front of the group a “guy” and the man who fell to the ground “a guy”. This is the meaning of the Kazakh words “as-mas”, “at-mat”, “zhigit-migit”, khan.

 

Source: Qazaq_orkeniet

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