түүх

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Mongolian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Mongolic *texü-, compare Dongxiang qiao.

Verb[edit]

түүх (tüüh) (Mongolian spelling ᠲᠡᠭᠦᠬᠦ (tegükü))

  1. to gather
    Synonyms: хураах (huraah), цуглуулах (tsugluulah)
  2. to pick

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Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with Buryat түүхэ (tüüxe) and Kalmyk түүк (tüük) with no attestations in Middle Mongolian.

Connected by proponents of the controverial Altaic theory with Proto-Turkic *teb, see Bashkir тәүлек (täwlek, day and night).

Ramstedt instead suggests a Chinese origin, but doesn't give any particular form.

Noun[edit]

түүх (tüüh) (Mongolian spelling ᠲᠡᠦᠬᠡ (teüke))

  1. history
    1. past events
    2. the branch of knowledge
    3. a piece of writing
      Synonym: судар (sudar)
  2. story
  3. biography, memoirs
    Synonym: намтар (namtar)

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