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MongolianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-Mongolic *nokaï, probably a derivation of Proto-Mongolic *noka with further Para-Mongolic cognates.

Compare Dongxiang nogvei, Daur nogw, Khitan [Khitan Small needed] (ńiqo), 捏褐 (niehe).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

нохой (nohoj) (Mongolian spelling ᠨᠣᠬᠠᠢ (noqai))

  1. dog
  2. (taboo) wolf
  3. (astrology) dog
  4. (by extension) villain (sly, morally reprehensible person)
  5. (in compounds) difficult, intricate

Derived termsEdit