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 ᠬᠣᠨᠢᠨ (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]

  • Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “koyun”, in Nişanyan Sözlük
  • Levitskaja, L. S.; Dybo, A. V.; Rassadin, V. I. (2000), “қой”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ tjurkskix jazykov [Etymological Dictionary of Turkic Languages] (in Russian), volume 6, Moscow: Indrik, page 23f.
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “խոյ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume 3, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 391a
  • Doerfer, Gerhard (1967) Türkische und mongolische Elemente im Neupersischen [Turkic and Mongolian Elements in New Persian] (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur: Veröffentlichungen der Orientalischen Kommission; 20) (in German), volume III, Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag, § 1590

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

koyun (definite accusative koynu, plural koyunlar)

  1. bosom, breast

Declension[edit]