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Etymology 1[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish صارمق(sarmak, to wind, wrap around, embrace, surround, comprehend, take in), from Proto-Turkic *sạr- (to wind around).[1]


sarmak (third-person singular simple present sarar)

  1. (transitive, dative) to wind or wrap (one thing) around (another)
    Kolunu boynuna sardı.She wrapped her arms around his neck.
  2. (transitive) to bandage
    Yaranı sarmamı ister misin?Would you like me to bandage your wound?
  3. (transitive) to surround (a place, someone)
    Çevremizi kurtlar sarmıştı.The wolves had surrounded us.
  4. (transitive) to cover, spread over, envelop.
  5. (transitive) to wind up, coil up
  6. to interest, excite the curiosity of; to please
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Etymology 2[edit]

Akin to Karakhanid [script needed] (sarmāk, to ill-use, use harsh language)


sarmak (third-person singular simple present sarar)

  1. (intransitive) to attack (someone) verbally, lay into somebody
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  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*sero”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill