Baikal

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian Байка́л ‎(Bajkál, Baikal), from Buryat Байгал нуур ‎(Bajgal nuur, Lake Baikal), perhaps ultimately from the Turkic *bāj ‎(rich), and *köl, *(k)ȫl ‎(lake),[1][2] with reference to the abundance of high-quality salmon in the lake. The Turkic origin is rejected by Vasmer.[3] Native Mongolic origins have also been proposed.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /baɪˈkɑːl/, [baɪˈkɑːɫ]
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌbaɪˈkɑːl/

Proper noun[edit]

Baikal

Lake Baikal
  1. A large freshwater lake in southern Siberia, Russia; the deepest lake in the world.

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  1. ^ Krech, Shepard (2003) Encyclopedia of World Environmental History: F-N[1], Routledge, page 745
  2. ^ Janhunen (1996, 139-41), in: Maria Magdolna Tatár, Köl "lake, flood, source, moor" in Northem Mongolian Hydronyms. Turcological Letters to Bernt Brendemoen, The Institute for Comparative Researchin Human Culture, Oslo 2009. p.329.
  3. ^ Fasmer, Maks (1964), “Байкал”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume I, translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress, page 107f

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Proper noun[edit]

Baikal m

  1. Alternative spelling of Baical