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EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish بولمق (bulmak, to find, discover, invent, reach), from Proto-Turkic *bul-mak (to find).[1]

Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰉𐰆𐰞 (bul-, to find, acquire), Karakhanid بـۥـلْماقْ (bulmāq, to find), Yakut бул (bul, to find, locate, get).

VerbEdit

bulmak (third-person singular simple present bulur)

  1. (transitive) to find
  2. (transitive) to discover
  3. (transitive) to invent
  4. (transitive) to reach (a place, a time)
  5. (transitive) to amount to (a sum)
  6. (transitive) to reach, achieve (an end, health, success)

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ReferencesEdit

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