istemek

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Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish استمك (istemek, to wish for, ask for, want, require), from Old Anatolian Turkish [script needed] (iste-, to seek, search), from earlier *iztemek, from Proto-Turkic *īŕ-te-mek (to seek, pursue), derived from *īŕ (trace),[1] see iz (trace).

Cognate to irdelemek (to investigate), Karakhanid اِسْتاماكْ (istēmēk, to seek, pursue), Old Uyghur [script needed] (iste-, to search, investigate).

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istemek (third-person singular simple present ister)

  1. (transitive) to want, desire, wish
  2. (transitive) to ask for, seek, demand
  3. to be necessary; to require
  4. (transitive) to ask for (a woman) in marriage

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  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*īŕ / *ɨ̄ŕ”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill