Aul Definition Pronunciation

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You need – there are more than 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that can only be found in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged dictionary. Borrowed from Russian ау́л (aúl), from the West (Kypchak) Turkish awul, awïl; compare Karachay-Balkar ауул (awul), Bashkir ауыл (awıl), Kazakh ауыл (auyl) and Turkish ağıl. An Aul is a type of fortified village found throughout the Caucasus, especially in Dagestan. The word itself is of Turkish origin and in many Turkic languages simply means village. The Auls de Svaneti with their striking medieval towers have been recognized as a World Heritage Site. Comparable towers can be found elsewhere in the Caucasus, more precisely in Ingushetia. Auls are usually made of stone, built on ridge walls or against cliffs to provide protection against surprise attacks. Houses are usually two floors high, and they are staggered to make it virtually impossible for enemies to go anywhere on the streets. The houses usually have a southern appearance to enjoy the sun in winter and be protected from the north winds. Often they are not located near good agricultural land or water sources, so it is necessary to bring water into the colony. In the 19th century, when Russia was fighting for the conquest of the Caucasus, the Auls were a very impressive defense and for the most part could only be captured by storms. There are many famous Auls in Chechnya that the Russians could not reach. The name is probably male, but there is no evidence of her gender.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America`s largest dictionary with: Middle English all, Old English eall («all, all, integers, integers, universal»), Proto-West Germanic *all, Proto-Germanic *allaz («all, whole, all»), Proto-Indo-European *h₂el( («all»). What does AUL mean? — Discover the different meanings of the acronym AUL on the website. From Middle High German iu(we)le, from Old High German ūwila, from Proto-Germanic *uwwalǭ («owl»). Related to German owl, Dutch uil, English owl, Icelandic Ugla.