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MongolianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown, sometimes compared with Chinese 麒麟 (qílín).

Found in Yuan-era Middle Mongolian glossary as (/kers/, rhinoceros, unicorn), but not present in modern languages other than Mongolian.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

хирс (hirs) (Mongolian spelling ᠬᠡᠷᠢᠰ (keris)); (regular declension)

  1. rhinoceros

See alsoEdit


TajikEdit

NounEdit

Dari Persian خرس
Iranian Persian خرس
Tajiki Persian хирс (xirs)

хирс (xirs)

  1. bear

YagnobiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Tajik.

NounEdit

хирс (xirs)

  1. bear