Qız

"Wife; woman; daughter"

Etymology

Pronunciation

*qɨːz

Transcriptions

Ju-ci (居次) LH *kɨɔ-tshi

Part of Speech

Noun

 

Sources

Hanshu (漢書)

Notes

Dybo (2014) has Juci (居次), which she reconstructs as **ka shjəś "princess’," derived from a Middle Iranian *kan-čača. This is simply wrong. In the presence of obvious Turkic etymologies, it seems wrong to desperately force Iranian etymologies. Schuessler's (2014) Late Han reconstructions are demonstrably reliable; thus, the reconstruction speaks for itself.