мөнгө

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Mongolian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mongolic *meŋgün, compare Dongxiang miengu.

Perhaps related to Western Yugur menek (money), Arghu بَنَكْ (benek, small copper coin) identified by Clauson with Common Turkic *benek (spot, speck, freckle) from Persian بنك (banak, seed, pimple) [1] (perhaps influenced by *beŋ (birthmark)). See Turkish benek.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

мөнгө (möngö) (Mongolian spelling ᠮᠥᠩᠭᠦ (mönggü))

  1. silver
  2. money

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clauson, Gerard (1972) An Etymological Dictionary of pre-thirteenth-century Turkish, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 350