yüzmek

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish يوزمك (yüzmek, to swim, float), from Old Turkic [script needed] (yüz-, to swim, float), from Proto-Turkic *jüŕ- (to swim, float), which, according to the controversial Altaic hypothesis, is possibly derived from Proto-Altaic *ni̯úŕe (to become wet, soak).[1] Compare Japanese 濡れる (nureru, to get wet), Manchu ᠨᡝᡵᡝᠮᠪᡳ (nerembi, to swim (of animals)), Mongolian норох (noroh, to soak up, get wet). According to Nişanyan it must be related to Old Turkic [script needed] (yüz-, to skin, flay),[2] see Etymology 2 below.

Cognate with Azeri üzmək (to swim), Bashkir йөҙөү (yöðöw, to swim), Kazakh жүзу (jüzw, to swim), Kyrgyz жүзүү (cüzüü, to swim, float), Turkmen ýüzmek (to swim, float, sail), Uyghur ئۈزمەك (üzmek, to swim), Uzbek yuzmoq (to swim).

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yüzmek (third-person singular simple present yüzer)

  1. (intransitive) to swim
    Sıcak günlerde havuzda yüzmeyi severim.I like swimming in the pool in warm days.
  2. (intransitive) to float
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish يوزمك (yüzmek, to skin, flay), from Old Turkic [script needed] (yüz-, to skin, flay), from Proto-Turkic *jüŕ- (to peel off (skin), to skin), which, according to the controversial Altaic hypothesis, is possibly derived from Proto-Altaic *ǯi̯uŕi (to peel, skim off).[3] Compare Mongolian зорох (zoroh, to plane, shave, chip). According to Nişanyan it must be related to Old Turkic [script needed] (yüz-, to swim, float) see Etymology 1 above.

  1. (transitive) to skin, flay
    Ölü koyunun derisini yüzdü.He/she flayed the skin from the dead sheep.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003) Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill: “*ni̯úŕe”
  2. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2015-06-11), “yüz-”, in Nişanyan Sözlük
  3. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*ǯi̯uŕi”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill