моортай

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Tuvan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mongolic *muur (“onomatopoeia for purring”) +‎ -тай (-tay, adjectival suffix), literally "purring (animal)". Cognate to Mongolian муур (muur).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

моортай (moortay) (definite accusative моортайны, plural моортайлар)

  1. cat

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

Tatarincev, B. I. (2000–2008), “моортай”, in Monguš D. A., editor, Etimologičeskij slovarʹ tuvinskovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Tuvan Language] (in Russian), Novosibirsk: Nauka