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This Proto-Turkic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.



Akin to Proto-Mongolic *kücin (power, strength) which may be a Turkic borrowing.


*kǖč (Common Turkic)

  1. force, strength, power

Derived terms[edit]


  • Oghuz
    • Old Anatolian Turkish:
      • Azerbaijani: güc
      • Ottoman Turkish: گوچ(güç)
    • Turkmen: güýç
    • Salar: küš
  • Karluk
  • Kipchak: كوچ(küč)
  • Siberian
    • Old Turkic: 𐰚𐰇𐰲‎(küč‎ /küč/)
      • Old Uyghur: [script needed] (kwč /küč/)
        • Northern Siberian
        • Southern Siberian
          • Yenisei
            • Khakas: кӱс (küs)
            • Shor: кӱш (küš)
            • Western Yugur: [script needed] (kuš)
          • Sayan
  • Mongolic: *kücin (presumably)


  • Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg, “*kǖč”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8)‎[1], Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill, 2003
  • Clauson, Gerard, “kü:ç”, in An Etymological Dictionary of pre-thirteenth-century Turkish, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972, page 693