From Ottoman Turkish بویا (boya, “paint, dye, color”), from Old Anatolian Turkish [script needed] (boyaɣ, “dye”), from earlier *boδaɣ, from Proto-Turkic *bodog (“paint, dye”), derived from Proto-Turkic *bodo- (“to paint, dye”) (see boya-). Cognate with Old Uyghur [script needed] (boduɣ, “dye”), Karakhanid [script needed] (boδoɣ, “dye”), Bashkir буяу (buyaw), Kazakh бояу (boyaw), Kyrgyz боё (boyo). Compare Mongolian будаг (budag), a Turkic borrowing. See also the following words, all borrowed from Turkish: Kurdish boyax and Zazaki boye.
boya (definite accusative boyayı, plural boyalar)