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