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From Ottoman Turkish قالدرمق(kaldırmak, to lift up, raise, pick up, set up, erect, carry, wake up, take away, abrogate), causative form of Proto-Turkic *Kạl(ɨ)- (to rise,jump up).[1] Clauson thinks the Turkish form is rather crasis of *kalk-tur-,[2] where -tur is causative suffix. See kalkmak.


kaldırmak (third-person singular simple present kaldırır)

  1. (transitive) to lift up, raise, elevate
  2. (transitive) to make (someone) stand up; to get someone up (from bed)
  3. (transitive) to remove, take away, to put something away or out of reach
  4. (transitive) to bear, endure, tolerate (someone's words or behavior)
  5. (transitive) to abolish, do away with
  6. (transitive, slang) to swipe, make off with, steal, lift
  7. (transitive, computing, of a gaming device or computer) to be able to run or operate a software, video game etc...




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  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*Kạl(ɨ)-”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
  2. ^ Clauson, Gerard (1972), “kaltur-”, in An Etymological Dictionary of pre-thirteenth-century Turkish, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 619