AzerbaijaniEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic олмаг
Perso-Arabic اولماق

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic *bōl- (to become).[1] See there for cognates.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [olˈmɑχ]
  • Hyphenation: ol‧maq
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VerbEdit

olmaq

  1. to be
    Olmaq ya da olmamaq, bütün məsələ budur.To be or not to be, that is the question.
    Yaxşı da, zarafat edirik. Uşaq olmaCome on, we're just joking. Don't be such a child.
  2. to become
    • 2017 November 24, Esmira Ismayılova, Günün Səsi[1]:
      Həyat niyə bizə yük olub?
      Why did life become a burden to us?
  3. in the form olar
    1. may, to be allowed
      Olar mən də sizə qoşulum?Can I join you?
      Olmaz!You can't!
    2. why not (used to indicate that one has no objection, but is not too eager)
      -Bəlkə sabah gedək gəzək?
      -Olar.
      -How about going for a walk tomorrow?
      - Why not?

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly cognate with Old Turkic 𐰉𐰆𐰞(bol-). Cognate with Azerbaijani olmaq, Turkish olmak.

VerbEdit

olmaq

  1. to be, to become

ConjugationEdit