özgür

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Turkish writer, poet and literary critic Nurullah Ataç, perhaps first in the form *özügür.[1] From the combination of öz (self) and gür, the second part possibly influenced by Arabicحُرّ(ḥurr, free, unimpeded).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /œzˈɡyɾ/, [ø̞ᵝz̟ˈɟʏᵝɾ̞̊]
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

özgür

  1. free, unobstructed
    Synonyms: hür, azat, erkin
    Antonyms: bağımlı, köle, tutuklu

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, Geoffrey (1999) The Turkish Language Reform: A Catastrophic Success, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, page 120
  2. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “özgür”, in Nişanyan Sözlük

Further reading[edit]

  • özgür”, in Turkish dictionaries, Türk Dil Kurumu