сонгино

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Mongolian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Mongolian ᠰᠣᠭᠣᠩᠭᠢᠨ ᠠ (soɣongɣin-a). A loanword from Proto-Turkic *sogan (onion) augmented with a suffix resembling Middle Mongolian  ᠭᠠᠨᠠ (-ɣana),  ᠭᠡᠨᠡ (-gene) used in names of plants.[1][2]

Compare also Old Turkic 𐰣𐰍𐰽(soɣun), Turkish soğan, Chuvash сухан (suhan) and Bashkir һуған (huğan).

Noun[edit]

сонгино (songino) (Mongolian spelling ᠰᠣᠩᠭᠢᠨ᠎ᠠ (songɣin-a))

  1. onion

Descendants[edit]

  • → Manchu: ᠰᡠᠨᡤᡤᡳᠨᠠ (sunggina)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Poppe, Nicholas (1991), “On Some Suffixes of Plant Names in Mongolian”, in Zentralasiatische Studien[1], issue 15, pages 382-390.
  2. ^ Clauson, Gerard (1972), “soːğun”, in An Etymological Dictionary of pre-thirteenth-century Turkish, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 812.