MongolianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Chinese (pào, cannon).

NounEdit

буу (buu) (Mongolian spelling ᠪᠤᠤ (buu)); (hidden-n declension)

  1. gun, rifle
    Hypernym: галт зэвсэг (galt zevseg)

Etymology 2Edit

From Chinese (bǎo, a kind of gambling device with direction markings on them).

NounEdit

буу (buu) (Mongolian spelling ᠪᠤᠤ (buu)); (hidden-n declension)

  1. a kind of dice game
    Synonym: онх (onh)

Etymology 3Edit

Compare Manchu ᠪᠣᠣ (boo) in ᠪᠣᠣ
ᠨᡳᠮᠠᡥᠠ
(boo nimaha).

AdjectiveEdit

буу (buu)

  1. Only used in буу загас (buu zagas, whale)