BuryatEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

луу (luu)

  1. (mythology) dragon
    луу жэлluu želyear of the Dragon

DeclensionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


MongolianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

MongolianCyrillic
ᠯᠤᠤ
(luu)
луу
(luu)
 
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From Middle Mongol ᠯᠤᠤ (luu), borrowed from Old Turkic ‎𐰠𐰇(‎l²ü) which in turn is ultimately from Chinese (lóng). The absence of the final suggests an intermediary language without a final which Alexander Vovin suggests is Ruanruan. Compare Buryat луу (luu), Kalmyk лу (lu); Khitan 𘭑 (*lu /lu/); Tuvan улу (ulu), Southern Altai улуу (uluu), Kyrgyz улуу (uluu), Kazakh ұлу (ūlu); replaced native Mongolic [Term?].

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

луу (luu)

  1. (mythology) a dragon
    луу жилluu žilyear of the Dragon
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

MongolianCyrillic
 ᠤᠷᠤᠭᠤ
(-uruɣu)
луу
(luu)

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

луу (luu)

  1. Marks the directive case after a stem ending in the consonant р (r).
    Alternative form: руу (ruu)
    Synonym: -аад (-aad)
Usage notesEdit
  • Due to its recent development as a grammatical case, directive case suffixes are written with a space between the stem and suffix.
  • Generally equivalent to the English term down to.
InflectionEdit