һеләгәй

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Bashkir[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mongolic silükei ~ šilükei "saliva", from Proto-Mongolic *sil- (saliva; mucus; wet).

Note that the s-/š- variation at the beginning (compare шеләгәй) go back to the diachronous variation within Mongolic.

Cognate with Tuvan шилегей (šilegej), Khakas сілегей (sĭlegey), Crimean Tatar silekiy, Kazakh сілекей (silekey, saliva), silekiy etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [hɪ̞.læ.ˈgæj]
  • Hyphenation: һе‧лә‧гәй

Noun[edit]

һеләгәй (helägäy)

  1. saliva

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