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AzerbaijaniEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic ојнамаг
Roman oynamaq
Perso-Arabic اویناماق

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Turkic *oj- (to play, to jump)[1], whence also the derivation oyun (play, game). Cognate with Turkish oynamak, Turkmen oýnamak, Crimean Tatar oynamaq, etc.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ojnɑˈmɑχ]
  • Hyphenation: oy‧na‧maq

VerbEdit

oynamaq

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to play[usage 1]
    futbol oynamaqto play football
    həyətdə oynamaqto play in the yard
  2. (transitive, intransitive) to dance
    İnşallah sənin toyunda oynayaq.God willing, we'll dance on your wedding.
    Mən bu rəqsi oynamaq istəmirəm.I don't want to dance this dance.
    Synonym: rəqs etmək
  3. (transitive, intransitive, drama) to act, to play a role, to have a part

ConjugationEdit

Usage notesEdit

  1. ^ Note that oynamaq is not used in the sense 'play a musical instrument', for which the word çalmaq is used instead.

ReferencesEdit

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