мәңге

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Bashkir[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *beñ(k)ü (eternal), of disputed origin. Ramstedt suggests derivation from Middle Chinese 萬古 (MC mʉɐnH kuoX, “eternal”).

Cognate with Old Turkic [script needed] (beŋgü, eternal; monument)/[script needed] (beŋkü, monument)/[script needed] (beŋü, monument), Old Uyghur [script needed] (meŋgü, eternal)/[script needed] (meŋü, eternity)/[script needed] (meŋi, eternal); Kazakh мәңгі (mäñgi, eternal), Kyrgyz маңги (mañgi), меңги (meñgi, eternal), Southern Altai мӧҥкӱ (möŋkü, eternity; permanent snow at mountain tops), Uzbek mangu (eternal), Khakas мӧге (mӧge), мӱгӱ (mügü), мӱкӱ (mükü, eternal), Tuvan мөңге (möñge, eternal), Yakut мэҥэ (meŋe, eternal), Turkish bengi (eternal).

The Bashkir and Central Asian terms appear to descend from Chagatai منڭو(m-n-ŋ-u, eternal).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmæŋ.ɡɪ̞]
  • Hyphenation: мәң‧ге

Adjective[edit]

мәңге (mäñge)

  1. eternal, lasting forever

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Studies in Korean Etymology," MSFOu 95, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, 1949. page 141.