okumak

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish اوقومق (okumak, to read, decipher, study, learn, recite, chant, sing), from Proto-Turkic *okɨ- (to call, read, recite).[1]

Cognate with Old Turkic [script needed] (okı-, to read, call), Azeri oxumaq (to read, sing), Bashkir уҡыу (uqïw, to read), Kazakh оқу (oqw, to read, recite), Kyrgyz окуу (okuu, to read, learn), Turkmen okamak (to read, study), Uzbek oʻqimoq (to learn, study, read), Yakut угуй (uguy, to call).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: o‧ku‧mak

Verb[edit]

okumak (third-person singular simple present okur)

  1. (transitive) to read
  2. (transitive) to study, peruse
  3. (transitive) to sing; to chant, recite
  4. (transitive) to announce
  5. (transitive) to decipher
  6. (intransitive) to study, attend school

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*okɨ-”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill