yurt


yurt

noun

  1. a tentlike dwelling of the Mongol and Turkic peoples of central Asia, consisting of a cylindrical wall of poles in a lattice arrangement with a conical roof of poles, both covered by felt or skins.

noun

  1. a circular tent consisting of a framework of poles covered with felt or skins, used by Mongolian and Turkic nomads of E and central Asia

1784, ultimately from Russian yurta, from a Turkic language and originally meaning “home, dwelling.”

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