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 [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan], 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]