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Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish آج(ac, hungry), from Old Anatolian Turkish [script needed] (ac, hungry), from Proto-Turkic *āç, *ạ̄č (hunger).

Noun[edit]

(definite accusative açı, plural açlar)

  1. (archaic) hunger
    Acımdan ölüyorum.I am dying of hunger. (literally, “of my hunger”)
    Synonym: açlık
  2. hungry person
    ne yemez tok ne demez.A hungry one will eat anything, while a sated one will complain.
    (A proverb)
Usage notes[edit]
  • The noun has two declension forms. One normal and one with /ç/→/c/.
Declension[edit]
Inflection
Nominative
Definite accusative açı
Singular Plural
Nominative açlar
Definite accusative açı açları
Dative aça açlara
Locative açta açlarda
Ablative açtan açlardan
Genitive açın açların
Inflection
Nominative
Definite accusative acı
Singular Plural
Nominative açlar
Definite accusative acı açları
Dative aca açlara
Locative açta açlarda
Ablative açtan açlardan
Genitive acın açların
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Adjective[edit]

(comparative daha, superlative en)

  1. hungry, unfed
    ayı oynamaz.A hungry bear won't dance.
    (A proverb)
  2. greedy, covetous, insatiable
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

  1. second-person singular imperative of açmak