yalamak

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish یالامق(yalamak, to lick, lick up), from Proto-Turkic *yālga- (to lick).[1] Cognate with Azerbaijani yalamaq.

Verb[edit]

yalamak (third-person singular simple present yalar)

  1. (transitive) to lick (to stroke with a tongue), to lick something up
    Küçük kızımı yerdeki kırık kavanozdan reçel yalarken gördüm.I saw my little daughter while she was licking jam from the broken jar on the floor.
  2. (transitive) to sweep
  3. to graze or skim over, pass just above or near the surface of

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References[edit]

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