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From Ottoman Turkish اوكرنمك(öürenmek/ȫrenmek, to learn), from Old Anatolian Turkish [script needed](ögren-, to learn), reflexive form of unrecorded Proto-Turkic *ȫgre-. See also öğretmek(to teach), causative form of the same root. Ultimately derived from Proto-Turkic *ȫg(mind, thought, intelligence), which is again a derivative of Proto-Turkic *ȫ-(to think of, understand, realize). Compare Karakhanid [script needed](ȫg, intelligence, mind), Old Uighur [script needed](ög, mind, thought, memory), Yakut өй(öy, mind), Karakhanid [script needed](ȫ-, to understand), Old Turkic 𐰇𐰢𐰕(ömez, (he/she/it/one) does not think of).


öğrenmek ‎(third-person singular simple present öğrenir)

  1. (transitive) to learn, study, master
    Bugün okulda ne öğrendin?‎ ― What did you learn in school today?
  2. (transitive) to come to know, to find out, discover
    Annem buraya geldiğimi öğrenmemeli.‎ ― My mother should not find out that I have been here.


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  • Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*ȫ(j)-”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
  • Clauson, Gerard (1972) An Etymological Dictionary of pre-thirteenth-century Turkish, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 114