nounpl. -·mas or -·ma′des
Origin of dolmafrom Modern Greek from Turk, something filled or stuffed
nounpl. dol·mas, or dol·ma·des
Origin of dolmaTurkish dolma Modern Greek dolmás, dolmád- (Modern Greek) ( from Turkish) from verbal noun of Turkish dolmak to fill, be full akin to Old Turkic tōl- from passive of tō- to close, block
From Turkish dolma from dolmak (“to get full, be filled”). Thus, the word literally means “stuffed thing”.