eşek

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *eĺgek (donkey).

Noun[edit]

eşek

  1. (zoology) donkey

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish اشك (eşek, donkey, ass; a silly, stupid, perverse man), from Proto-Turkic *eĺgek (donkey).[1] Related to Proto-Mongolic *elǯigen (donkey), hence Mongolian илжиг (ilžig, donkey), perhaps from a common source or a result of language contact.[2] Nişanyan thinks Old Turkic [script needed] (eşgek, donkey) may be derived from Old Turkic [script needed] (eş-, to walk, trot) (for which see eşmek).[3]

Cognate with Old Turkic [script needed] (eşgek, donkey), Azeri eşşək (donkey), Bashkir ишәк (išäk, donkey), Chuvash ашак (ašak, donkey), Karachay-Balkar, Kyrgyz эшек (eşek, donkey), Turkmen eşek (donkey), Uzbek eshak (donkey).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eşek (definite accusative eşeği, plural eşekler)

  1. (zoology) donkey
  2. ass, donkey, nitwit

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*eĺgek”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
  2. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*ĕĺǯu”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
  3. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2016-01-05), “eşek”, in Nişanyan Sözlük

Turkmen[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *eĺgek (donkey).

Noun[edit]

eşek (definite accusative eşekeşegi, plural eşekler)

  1. donkey

Declension[edit]