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]

  • 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, published 1926–1935, 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]