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MongolianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Mongolic *eke(mother), perhaps related to Proto-Turkic *äkä(older sister, aunt), and so a possible Doublet of эгч(egč, older sister).

Compare Dongxiang ekie.

NounEdit

эх ‎(eh) ‎(Mongolian spelling ᠡᠬᠡ); (regular declension)

  1. mother
  2. motherland

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Mongolic *hekin(brain, head, beginning), compare Daur xeky(head) and perhaps more distantly Manchu ᡶᡝᡥᡳ(fehi, brain).

NounEdit

эх ‎(eh) ‎(Mongolian spelling ᠡᠬᠢ); (hidden-n declension)

  1. beginning
  2. origin, source
  3. draft, manuscript
  4. starter (yeast culture)
  5. top
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AdjectiveEdit

эх ‎(eh)

  1. first
  2. chief

Usage notesEdit

  • In Mongol Script writing, ᠡᠬᠡ(eke) is often used for both words.

RussianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

InterjectionEdit

эх ‎(ex)

  1. alas!, oh!, uh
  2. eh?
  3. oh, what a...
    Эх, ты, лентя́й!‎ ― Ex, ty, lentjáj! ― Oh, you’re such a layabout! (reproach or regret)
  4. tut tut, tsk, shame on you!, you of all people!
    Ты не сдал экза́мен? Эх, ты́!
    Ty ne sdal ekzámen? Ex, tý!
    You didn’t pass the test? Shame on you!
  5. ouch, what a shame (self-reproach)
    Я урони́л цветы́ в лу́жу! Эх, ты́!
    Ja uroníl cvetý v lúžu! Ex, tý!
    I dropped the flowers into a puddle! What a shame!
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

эх ‎(exn inan pl

  1. genitive plural of э́хо(éxo)