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  • IPA(key): [jɛˈmɛc]
  • Hyphenation: ye‧mek

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish یمك (yemek, to eat, consume), from Proto-Turkic *jē- (to eat).[1]


yemek (third-person singular simple present yer)

  1. (transitive) to eat
  2. (transitive) to require, use up, consume
  3. (transitive, of an insect) to bite, eat someone up
  4. (transitive) to drain, wear someone down, take a lot out of someone
  5. (transitive, slang) to kill
  6. (transitive, slang) to lay, have sex with, kiss, lick, suck
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish یمك (yemek, food, meal). Cognate to Kipchak [Arabic needed] (yemek, food), ultimately derived from Proto-Turkic *jē- (to eat), see etymology 1 above.


yemek (definite accusative yemeği, plural yemekler)

  1. meal, food
  2. repast
  3. dish, particular kind of food
Nominative yemek
Definite accusative yemeği
Singular Plural
Nominative yemek yemekler
Definite accusative yemeği yemekleri
Dative yemeğe yemeklere
Locative yemekte yemeklerde
Ablative yemekten yemeklerden
Genitive yemeğin yemeklerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular yemeğim yemeklerim
2nd singular yemeğin yemeklerin
3rd singular yemeği yemekleri
1st plural yemeğimiz yemeklerimiz
2nd plural yemeğiniz yemekleriniz
3rd plural yemekleri yemekleri
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  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*jē-”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill