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Attested before 1320. From Old Anatolian Turkish [script needed] (ko-, to put), from Proto-Turkic *Ko- (to put).[1] Most likely also the source of konmak (to be put, settle down) and koşmak (to commit, add to).[2]. Starostin thinks it is not related to koymak (to put), but rather a merger.



  1. (transitive) to put
    Yere ko!Put it down!
  2. (intransitive, slang) to fuck, screw
    Amına koduğumun çocuğu!Son of a bitch!
    (Lit. child of whose pussy I fucked)

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  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003) Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill: “*Ko-”
  2. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “ko-”, in Nişanyan Sözlük