Issyk-kul meaning

ĭs'ĭk-ko͝ol', -kœl'
A lake of northeast Kyrgyzstan in the Tian Shan near the Kazakh border.
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Mountain lake in E Kyrgyzstan: c. 2,400 sq mi (6,216 sq km)
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A large freshwater endorheic lake in the northern Tian Shan mountains in eastern Kyrgyzstan.
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Origin of issyk-kul

From Kyrgyz Ысык-Көл (Isık-Köl) "hot lake" via Russian Иссык-Куль (Issyk-Kúlʹ)