ötmek

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *et-mek ‎(bread). Cognate with Turkish ekmek.

Noun[edit]

ötmek

  1. bread

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *öt-. Compare Turkish ötmek below.

Verb[edit]

ötmek

  1. to sing (only about birds!)

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish اوتمك ‎(ütmek, to resound, ring, echo, to sing; crow), from Proto-Turkic *öt- ‎(to sing (of birds), say, ask), which, according to the controversial Altaic hypothesis, is possibly derived from Proto-Altaic *ŏ́t`è ‎(sound).[1]

Cognate with Old Turkic [script needed] ‎(öt-, (of animals) to sing, make noise), [script needed] ‎(ötün-, to ask, request), Chagatai [script needed] ‎(ötmek, to say), Chuvash авăтма ‎(avătma, to sing), Turkmen ötünmek ‎(to apologise), Yakut эт ‎(et, to say).

Verb[edit]

ötmek ‎(third-person singular simple present öter)

  1. (intransitive) (for a bird) to sing; (for a cock) to crow
    Bir çöplükte iki horoz ötmez.‎ ― Two roosters won't crow in the same dump. (A similar proverb to “If two ride on a horse, one must ride behind.”)
  2. (intransitive) (for a horn, a whistle) to blow, toot, hoot
  3. (intransitive) to chatter noisily, gab, babble
  4. (transitive, slang) to let the cat out of the bag, spill the beans

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*ŏ́t`è (~-t-)”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill