хирс

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Mongolian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, sometimes compared with Chinese 麒麟 (qílín).

Found in Yuan-era Middle Mongolian glossary as (/kers/, rhinoceros, unicorn), but not present in modern languages other than Mongolian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

хирс (hirs) (Mongolian spelling ᠬᠡᠷᠢᠰ (keris)); (regular declension)

  1. rhinoceros

See also[edit]


Tajik[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dari خرس
Iranian Persian خرس
Tajik хирс (xirs)

хирс (xirs)

  1. bear

Yagnobi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Tajik.

Noun[edit]

хирс (xirs)

  1. bear