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Reconstruction:Proto-Turkic/buŕagu

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This Proto-Turkic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

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Proto-TurkicEdit

 
buŕagu

EtymologyEdit

Presumably from *buŕ-a- (to bear a calf), the deriving stem is reconstructed as *bi̯ŏ́ŕu at the controversial Proto-Altaic level and compared to Evenki бе̄ру (bēru, sheep), and Japanese (hitsuyi, sheep). Cognate to Proto-Mongolic *biraxu (calf), however Mongolic might be a loanword.

NounEdit

buŕagu

  1. calf

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*bi̯ŏ́ŕu”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
  • Clauson, Gerard (1972), “buza:ğu:”, in An Etymological Dictionary of pre-thirteenth-century Turkish, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 391