Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: ýazmak



From Ottoman Turkish يازمق ‎(yazmak, to write, inscribe, register, paint, decorate), from Proto-Turkic *jạŕ- ‎(to write).[1]

Cognate with Karakhanid [script needed] ‎(yaz-, to write), Azeri yazmaq ‎(to write), Bashkir яҙыу ‎(yaðïw, to write), Chuvash ҫыр ‎(śyr), ҫырма ‎(śyrma, to write, compose, draw), Kyrgyz жазуу ‎(cazuu, to write), Turkmen ýazmak ‎(to write, cite, type), Uyghur يازماق ‎(yazmaq, to write, copy), Uzbek yozmoq ‎(to write, record). See also Hungarian ír ‎(to write), a borrowing from the same source.


  • IPA(key): [jazmak]
  • Hyphenation: yaz‧mak


yazmak ‎(third-person singular simple present yazar)

  1. (transitive) to write, write down, inscribe
  2. (transitive) to burn (CD, DVD)
  3. (transitive) to compose
  4. (transitive) to enroll, register; to enlist, sign, record, note down
  5. (slang, used with dative case) to flirt (with)

Related terms[edit]

  • yazı ‎(writing)

Derived terms[edit]



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