kertenkele

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See also: kərtənkələ

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

With double metathesis from *krekentele, from Byzantine Greek κροκόδιλος ‎(krokódilos, crocodile).[1]

Noun[edit]

kertenkele ‎(definite accusative kertenkeleyi, plural kertenkeleler)

  1. lizard

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sevan Nişanyan, NişanyanSözlük, s.v. “kertenkele” (2002-2016); online version of Sevan Nişanyan, Sözlerin soyağacı : çağdaş Türkçenin etimolojik sözlüğü (Beyoğlu, Istanbul: Adam, 2002).