koyun

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Turkic koñ, from Proto-Turkic; cognate with Azeri qoyun, Turkmen goýun, Kazakh қой (qoy), Uzbek qo'y. Related to written Mongolian [Mongolian?] (qonin, sheep), Mongolian хонь (honʹ, sheep), Buryat хонин (xonin, sheep) and Kalmyk хөн (xön, sheep), but the nature of relationship is unclear; the Mongolic terms may be borrowed from Turkic. Pedersen derived all of these forms from Old Armenian խոյ (xoy), but in Doerfer's opinion this is phonetically impossible. Ačaṙyan too regards the resemblance to Old Armenian խոյ (xoy) as accidental.

Noun[edit]

koyun (definite accusative koyunu, plural koyunlar)

  1. sheep

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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

koyun (definite accusative koynu, plural koyunlar)

  1. bosom, breast

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