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MongolianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Mongolic *cïkïn, compare Dongxiang chighin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

чих (čih) (Mongolian spelling ᠴᠢᠬᠢ (čiqi)); (hidden-n declension)

  1. ear

RussianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

чих (čixm inan (genitive чи́ха, nominative plural чи́хи, genitive plural чи́хов)

  1. sneeze, sneezing
    на него́ напа́л чих
    na nevó napál čix
    he had an attack of sneezing
    на ка́ждый чих не наздравствуешься
    na káždyj čix ne nazdravstvuješʹsja
    you can't please everyone
    (proverb. lit: One can't say "bless you" for every sneeze)

DeclensionEdit