эх

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Mongolian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Mongolic *eke(mother), perhaps related to Proto-Turkic *äkä(older sister, aunt), and so a possible Doublet of эгч(egč, older sister).

Compare Dongxiang ekie.

Noun[edit]

эх ‎(eh) ‎(Mongolian spelling ᠡᠬᠡ); (regular declension)

  1. mother
  2. motherland

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Mongolic *hekin(brain, head, beginning), compare Daur xeky(head) and perhaps more distantly Manchu ᡶᡝᡥᡳ(fehi, brain).

Noun[edit]

эх ‎(eh) ‎(Mongolian spelling ᠡᠬᠢ); (hidden-n declension)

  1. beginning
  2. origin, source
  3. draft, manuscript
  4. starter (yeast culture)
  5. top
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Adjective[edit]

эх ‎(eh)

  1. first
  2. chief

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Mongol Script writing, ᠡᠬᠡ(eke) is often used for both words.

Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Interjection[edit]

эх ‎(ex)

  1. alas!, oh!, uh
  2. eh?
  3. oh, what a...
    Эх, ты, лентя́й!‎ ― Ex, ty, lentjáj! ― Oh, you’re such a layabout! (reproach or regret)
  4. tut tut, tsk, shame on you!, you of all people!
    Ты не сдал экза́мен? Эх, ты́!
    Ty ne sdal ekzámen? Ex, tý!
    You didn’t pass the test? Shame on you!
  5. ouch, what a shame (self-reproach)
    Я урони́л цветы́ в лу́жу! Эх, ты́!
    Ja uroníl cvetý v lúžu! Ex, tý!
    I dropped the flowers into a puddle! What a shame!
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

эх ‎(exn inan pl

  1. genitive plural of э́хо(éxo)