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EtymologyEdit

From Sogdian 𐫀𐫇𐫋𐫀𐫐(ʾwjʾk /užāk/, letter of the alphabet) via Turkic, perhaps originally from Middle Chinese (dzɨH, letter). Occasionally confused with үзэг (üzeg, pen) as in several other Mongolic languages.

PronunciationEdit

(Ulaanbaatar) IPA(key): /usəɡ/, [ˈusɪk]

NounEdit

үсэг (üseg) (Mongolian spelling ᠦᠰᠦᠭ (üsüg)); (regular declension)

  1. letter (of the alphabet etc)
  2. typeface, font
  3. script
  4. (obsolete) quill, pen

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