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Keywords: Orkhon Inscriptions,Tonyukuk Epitaph,uğur kalıtdım,the word uğur in Turkish,the verb kalıt- in Turkish


The spelling of the 25th Üne (or the first Iine of l st stone on north face) of the Tonyukuk Epitaph is transliterated as wg1r1k1l1t1d1m. This paper, attempts to investigate and interpret the mentioned Üne över again. İn this study, we accepted the transcription of this spelling as uğur kalıtdım as proposed in previous works. As a result, this phrase is suggested to mean "1 left the road".