esmer

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See also: esmér

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin aestimāre, present active infinitive of aestimō, possibly with the prefix ad- (cf. Medieval Latin adaestimare). Eventually replaced with a borrowing in Middle and modern French (estimer), as this word came too close in pronunciation to aimer (similar due to this word later became pronounced like modern *êmer).

Verb[edit]

esmer

  1. to estimate; to work out through thought
  2. to like; to love; to respect

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. In the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: to aim

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish اسمر(esmer), from Arabic أَسْمَر(ʾasmar).

Adjective[edit]

esmer

  1. having a rich olive skin tone; tan, tanned, dark
  2. brunet or brunette (having brown or black hair)

Noun[edit]

esmer (definite accusative esmeri, plural esmerler)

  1. someone brunet or brunette

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative esmer
Definite accusative esmeri
Singular Plural
Nominative esmer esmerler
Definite accusative esmeri esmerleri
Dative esmere esmerlere
Locative esmerde esmerlerde
Ablative esmerden esmerlerden
Genitive esmerin esmerlerin

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Devellioğlu, Ferit (1962), “esmer”, in Osmanlıca - Türkçe Ansiklopedik Lûgat‎ (in Turkish), page 280
  • Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “esmer”, in Nişanyan Sözlük