yapışmak

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish ياپشمق (yapışmak, to stick, adhere), from Old Anatolian Turkish [Term?], from Proto-Oghuz Turkic (compare Azeri yapışmaq (to stick, adhere), Turkmen ýapyşmak (to stick)), from Proto-Common Turkic (compare Old Turkic [script needed] (yap-, to glue (tr.))/[script needed] (yapış-, to adhere, stick (intr.)), Bashkir йәбешеү (yäbešew, to stick), Kazakh жабысу (jabısw, to cling), Kyrgyz жабышуу (cabışuu, to adhere), Uzbek yopishmoq (to adhere), Tuvan чыпшыр (čıpšır, to stick), Yakut сыһын (sıhın, to stick to) and сибээ (sibee, to smear)), from Proto-Turkic *jạp-ɨĺč- (to glue, stick to) (compare Chuvash сыпӑҫма (sypăśma, to adhere)).[1]

Verb[edit]

yapışmak (third-person singular simple present yapışır)

  1. (intransitive) to stick (to), adhere (to); to cling to
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) to cling to (someone) like a leech, latch onto (someone) like a leech

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References[edit]

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