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Bible Encyclopedias

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Yataghan

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YATAGHAN (from Turk. yataghan; sometimes spelled in English "attaghan" and "ataghan"), the name of a type of sword common to Mahommedan peoples. It has no guard or quillons, but a large and often decorated pommel; its blade has a double curve on the cutting edge, first concave and then convex; the back is usually straight (see SwoRD).


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Yataghan'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/y/yataghan.html. 1910.

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