шагай

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Mongolian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mongolic *sïgaï, perhaps a cognate of Proto-Turkic *süŋök (bone).

Compare Mongghul shghai, Chuvash шӑмӑ (šămă).

Sides of an anklebone dice: camel, horse, sheep, goat (тэмээ, адуу, хонь and ямаа)

Noun[edit]

шагай (šagaj) (Mongolian spelling ᠱᠠᠭ᠎ᠠ (šaɣ-a))

  1. ankle
    1. bone dice (used for playing traditional games)

Russian[edit]

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Verb[edit]

шага́й (šagáj)

  1. second-person singular imperative imperfective of шага́ть (šagátʹ)