kovmak

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish قوغمق ‎(kovmak, to expel, drive away, follow up), from Proto-Turkic *Kob- ‎(to follow, chase).[1]

Cognate with Karakhanid [script needed] ‎(kov-, to follow, chase), Azeri qovmaq ‎(to banish), Bashkir ҡыуыу ‎(qïwïw, to chase), Chuvash хума ‎(huma, to drive, hunt, chase), Kazakh қуу ‎(qww, to chase, banish), Kyrgyz куу ‎(kuu, to chase, hunt, drive), Turkmen kowmak ‎(to dismiss, fire, discharge, exile), Uzbek quvmoq ‎(to banish, drive).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kʋʋmak]
  • Hyphenation: kov‧mak

Verb[edit]

kovmak ‎(third-person singular simple present kovar)

  1. (transitive) to drive (someone) away, to kick out, expel, get rid of
    Adamlar onu tehdit edip evden kovdular.‎ ― [Some/the] Men threatened [him/her] and kicked [him/her] out
  2. (transitive) to fire, sack
    Yaptığı düzensizlikler ortaya çıkınca hemen işten kovuldu.‎ ― When the irregularities he made surfaced, he was sacked from his job immediately.

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References[edit]

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