KalmykEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Mongolian аав (aav, father).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

аав (aav)

  1. grandfather
  2. father

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MongolianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Classical Mongolian ᠠᠪᠤ (abu), from Middle Mongolian [Term?], Proto-Mongolic *abu. Cognate with Buryat аба (aba), Kalmyk аав (aav), Dongxiang aba, awi, East Yugur awa, Mongghul aaba, Khitan [script needed] (ay).

The word, if it should be reconstructed at all, is similar to other nursery words denoting 'father' found world-wide.

Compare Proto-Turkic *apa (ancestor, bear), Korean 아버지 (abeoji, father), English baba.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

аав (aav) (Mongolian spelling ᠠᠪᠤ (abu), plural аавууд or аав нар); (regular declension)

  1. (informal) dad

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