koyun

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Turkic koñ, from Proto-Turkic; cognate with Azeri qoyun, Turkmen goýun, Kazakh қой (qoy), Uzbek qo'y. Related to written Mongolian [Mongolian needed] (qonin, sheep), Mongolian хонь (honʹ, sheep), Buryat хонин (xonin, sheep) and Kalmyk хөн (xön, sheep), but the nature of relationship is unclear; the Mongolic terms may be borrowed from Turkic. Pedersen derived all of these forms from Old Armenian խոյ (xoy), but in Doerfer's opinion this is phonetically impossible. Ačaṙyan too regards the resemblance to Old Armenian խոյ (xoy) as accidental.

Noun[edit]

koyun (definite accusative koyunu, plural koyunlar)

  1. sheep

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • “koyun” in Nişanyan Sözlük
  • “қой” in Ervand Sevortjan et al. (eds.) (1974–), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ tjurkskix jazykov [Etymological Dictionary of Turkic Languages], Moscow, volume 6, page 23f.
  • խոյ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume 3, page 391a
  • Gerhard Doerfer (1963–1975), Türkische und mongolische Elemente im Neupersischen [Turkic and Mongolian Elements in New Persian], in 4 vols, Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag, § 1590, volume III

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

koyun (definite accusative koynu, plural koyunlar)

  1. bosom, breast

Declension[edit]