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n. pl. A·zer·is
1. A member of a traditionally Shiite Muslim people of Azerbaijan and adjacent areas of Armenia and northern Iran; an Azerbaijani.
2. The Azerbaijani language.

[Turkish azerî, from Persian āzarī, from āzarbaijān, northwest Iran, from Arabization of Persian āzarbāyigān, alteration of āzarbādgān, from Middle Iranian āturpātakān, ultimately after Aturpāt, Atropates, the satrap of Media who became an ally of Alexander the Great and founded a dynasty that ruled northwest Iran, from the Old Iranian name Atərəpāta-, literally "protected by fire" : *ātar-, fire; see āter in Indo-European roots + pāta-, protected (from pā-, to protect); see pā- in Indo-European roots.]


(Peoples) short for Azerbaijani1


(ˌæz ər baɪˈdʒɑ ni, ˌɑ zər-)

also Az`er•bai•ja′ni•an,

n., pl. -ja•nis also -ja•ni•ans,
adj. n.
1. a member of a Turkic people living mainly in Azerbaijan and NW Iran.
2. the Turkic language of the Azerbaijanis.
3. of or pertaining to Azerbaijan, its people, or their language.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Azeri - an ethnic group living in Azerbaijan
ethnic group, ethnos - people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
azerbaidžanilainenazeriazerin kieli
Azerazerski jezik
azerbaidžaniečiaiazerbaidžaniečiųazerbaidžaniečių kalbaazerbaidžanietėazerbaidžanietės
azerazerălimba azeră


A. ADJazerí
B. N
1. (= person) → azerí mf
2. (Ling) → azerí m
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