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From Ottoman Turkish آتمق(atmak, to cast, throw, eject, shoot, fire),[1] from Proto-Turkic *at-, *ạt- (to throw, shoot).[2]

Cognate with Old Turkic [script needed] (at-), Azerbaijani atmaq (to shoot, throw), Chuvash ывӑтма (yvătma, to throw), Kazakh ату (atw, to shoot), Kyrgyz атуу (atuu, to shoot, fire), Turkmen atmak (to throw), Tuvan адар (adar, to shoot), Uyghur ئاتماق(atmaq, to throw, shoot), Uzbek otmoq (to shoot, eject), Yakut ыт (ıt, to shoot, fire).


atmak (third-person singular simple present atar)

  1. (transitive) to throw, cast, fire
    Bana kartopu attılar.They threw a snowball at me.
  2. (transitive) to throw away, discard
  3. (transitive) abandon, give up
  4. (transitive) to reject, expel
  5. (transitive) to impute, throw (the blame) on
  6. (intransitive) to lie, make up stories
  7. (intransitive) to pulsate, beat
    Kazadan sonra kalbi Allah'tan atıyordu.Thank God, [his/her/its] heart was beating after the crash.
  8. (used with adım) to step
    İçeri adım attı.He/she stepped inside.
  9. (used with imza, tarih) to write (one's signature, the date)
    Kağıda imza attı.He/she signed the paper.

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  1. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2015-07-06), “at-”, in Nişanyan Sözlük
  2. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*p`ā̀t`à”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill