kokmak

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish قوقمق (kokmak, to have a smell, stink, spoil), from Proto-Turkic *Kok- (to smell badly, to give out a smell of burning).[1]

Cognate with Karakhanid [script needed] (kok-, to smell (intr.)), Azeri qoxumaq (to putrefy, go bad), Turkmen kokamak (to stink).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kok.ˈmɑk/
  • Hyphenation: kok‧mak

Verb[edit]

kokmak (third-person singular simple present kokar)

  1. (intransitive) to have a bad smell; stink, reek, pong
    Burası kokuyor.‎ ― This place stinks.
  2. (intransitive) to smell, have a smell
    Bu çiçek çok güzel kokuyor.‎ ― This flower smells so good.
  3. (intransitive) to show signs of, reek of, be redolent with

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References[edit]

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