This paper gives a detailed survey, starting with Ármin Vámbéry's dictionary, of the history of Turkish etymological dictionaries and related aspects of etymological research. A recent product of that research is 'An Etymological Dictionary of the Turkish Language', compiled by the author, that can be seen as a concise preliminary sample of the originally planned project. In the second part of the paper, the author describes some Hungarian-related etymological analyses associated with that project (e.g., on H mogyoró 'hazelnut', tanú 'witness', tapsifüles 'bunny', tor 'funeral banquet', etc.) that are especially relevant with respect to the linguistic and cultural history of Hungarian.
Eren Hasan, for postal address contact the journal editor; www.c3.hu/~magyarnyelv/
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