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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Common Turkic *käräk (necessity), from earlier *kärgäk.
Some senses might be from *хэрэх (*hereh) +‎ (-g), with unattested *хэрэх (*hereh) being also the root of хэрүүл (herüül, quarrel) and хэрэлдэх (hereldeh, to quarrel).

NounEdit

хэрэг (hereg) (Mongolian spelling ᠬᠡᠷᠡᠭ (kereg)); (regular declension)

  1. affair, case (an event or a set of events taken as an object of interest)
  2. deed, action (action performed by someone)
  3. business, affairs (dealings and interests of an entity)
  4. fact (something actual as opposed to invented)
  5. (law) case
  6. need (necessity)
  7. use (expediency)
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