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From Ottoman Turkish یوكسك(yüksek, high, tall, elevated)[1], from Proto-Turkic *yükse- (to elevate, to grow in height), from Proto-Turkic *yük[2] with the suffix *-se[3], morphologically yük (load, burden, to take upon oneself, to undertake) +‎ -sa- (derives verbs from nouns and adjectives) +‎ -k (participle suffix)[4][5].


  • IPA(key): /jycˈsec/
  • Hyphenation: yük‧sek



  1. Having a great distance between its bottom and top, not low; high, elevated.
    Antonym: alçak
  2. Situated above relative to a particular thing or place.
  3. Having a great magnitude or force, strong.
    Synonyms: şiddetli, güçlü
  4. Elevated in rank or status, superior.
  5. (figuratively) Virtuous, magnanimous.
    Synonyms: erdemli, faziletli


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  1. ^ Redhouse, James W. (1890), “یوكسك”, in A Turkish and English Lexicon, Constantinople: A. H. Boyajian, page 2217
  2. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*jüg”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
  3. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “yüksek”, in Nişanyan Sözlük
  4. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “yük”, in Nişanyan Sözlük
  5. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), "+sA-" - in Nişanyan Sözlük

Further reading[edit]

  • yüksek in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu