yıkamak

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish يايقامق (yaykamak, to wash), from Old Turkic [script needed] (yayka-, to shake, rinse). There are two theories about the further etymology:

Compare çalkalamak for a similar semantic reach.

Verb[edit]

yıkamak (third-person singular simple present yıkar)

  1. (transitive) to wash
    Arabamı yıkayacağım.I will wash my car.

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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: “*leńa”
  2. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “yıka-”, in Nişanyan Sözlük