нохой

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Mongolian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Mongolic *nokaï, probably a derivation of Proto-Mongolic *noka with further Para-Mongolic cognates.

Compare Dongxiang nogvei, Daur nogw, Khitan [Khitan Small needed] (ńiqo), 捏褐 (niehe).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

нохой (nohoj) (Mongolian spelling ᠨᠣᠬᠠᠢ (noqai))

  1. dog
  2. (taboo) wolf
  3. (astrology) dog
  4. (by extension) villain (sly, morally reprehensible person)
  5. (in compounds) difficult, intricate

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