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Middle MongolianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Mongolic *kuxur, from Proto-Turkic *kopuŕ.

Compare Mongolian хуур (huur), Turkish kopuz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ᠬᠤᠭᠤᠷ (quɣur)

  1. lute
    • 1338, The Mongolian Inscription in Memory of Jigüntei [1]:
      ᠥᠴᠥᠬᠡᠨ ᠮᠣᠳ᠎ᠢ ᠬᠤᠭᠤᠷ ᠡᠭᠦᠳᠬᠦ ᠶᠡᠬᠡ ᠮᠣᠳ᠎ᠢ ᠨᠢᠷᠤᠭᠤᠨ ᠲᠤᠯᠭ᠎ᠠ ᠪᠣᠯᠭᠠᠬᠤᠢ᠎ᠠ ᠵᠠᠶᠠᠭᠠᠭᠰᠠᠨ ᠮᠡᠲᠦ
      öčöken mod-i quɣur egüdkü yeke mod-i niruɣun tulɣ-a bolɣaqui-a ǰayaɣaɣsan metü
      like ordaining to make small trees into lutes and large trees into pillars

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ D. Tumurtogoo, editor (2006) Mongolian monuments in Uighur-Mongolian script (XIII-XVI centuries) (Language and Linguistics monograph series; A-11), Taipei: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, page 23