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From Ottoman Turkish گورمك(görmek, to see),[1] from Proto-Turkic *köri-, *kör- (to see, look).[2] Cognate to göz (eye).



görmek (third-person singular simple present görür)

  1. (transitive) to see, watch
  2. (transitive) to see, perceive, discern
  3. (transitive) to see, meet and talk to/with
  4. (transitive) to see (something) as, view (something) as, find, consider (something) to be, judge (something) to be
  5. (transitive) to regard as, consider, deem
  6. (transitive) to experience, live through
  7. (transitive) to perform, do, attend to (a duty, task, etc.); to pay (an expense)
  8. to get, acquire
  9. to undergo
  10. (transitive, slang) to bribe


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  1. ^ Redhouse, James W. (1890), “كورمك”, in A Turkish and English Lexicon, Constantinople: A. H. Boyajian, page 1588
  2. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*gör-”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill