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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *malur
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: wild cat
Russian meaning: дикий кот
Written Mongolian: malur (L 525)
Khalkha: malar
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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *máĺe
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: wild cat
Russian meaning: дикий кот
Turkic: *bɨńĺ(ɨk)
Mongolian: *malur
Tungus-Manchu: *mala-
Japanese: *músásà(m)pì
Comments: In Jpn. -u- is irregular (*-ǝ- would be expected); this is probably a distortion in a long word. Turkic, as in a number of other cases, preserves here some traces of nasalization.
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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *bɨńĺ(ɨk)
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: cat
Russian meaning: кошка
Karakhanid: müš (MK)
Turkish: pɨšɨk (dial.), pisi
Tatar: pesi, dial. mɨšɨq
Middle Turkic: pišik, mušuq (Pav. C., Abush., MA)
Uzbek: mušuk
Uighur: möšük
Sary-Yughur: miš, mišik
Azerbaidzhan: pišik
Turkmen: pišik
Oyrat: mɨžɨq
Halaj: pušuq
Kirghiz: mɨšɨq
Kazakh: mɨsɨq
Noghai: mɨsɨq
Bashkir: bisäj
Karakalpak: pɨšɨq
Salar: mišix
Kumyk: mišik, bišew
Comments: VEWT 337, EDT 772, ЭСТЯ 7. Cf., however, OUygh. mɨšqɨč < Sogd. mwškyšč id. Tur. pisi, Tat. pesi are expressive calling forms, which may explain their irregularity (medial -s-).
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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *mala-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: wild cat; steppe hare
Russian meaning: дикая степная кошка; степной заяц
Literary Manchu: malaxi
Comments: ТМС 1, 523. Novikova (Новикова 1972, 122) quotes Mong. maluqai (from "Пятиязычный словарь", Пекин 1957, III, 4919) as the source of the Manchu word.
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Japanese etymology :

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Proto-Japanese: *músásà(m)pì
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: flying squirrel
Russian meaning: белка-летяга
Old Japanese: musasabji
Middle Japanese: músásàbjì
Tokyo: mùsasabi, musásabi
Kyoto: mùsásábì
Kagoshima: musasábi
Comments: JLTT 489.
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *maĺV
Meaning: small predator
Indo-European: ? Lat. mēlēs, mēlis 'marten, badger', ?? Kash. mälc 'badger'
Altaic: *máĺe
Kartvelian: *mal-
References: Blazhek KM 136-7, ND 1416a *m[E]ĺV 'small predator' ( + Chad.).
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Kartvelian etymology :

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Proto-Kartvelian: *mal-
Nostratic: Nostratic
Russian meaning: лиса
English meaning: fox
Georgian: mela-
Megrel: mela-
Svan: māl-, ma(l)w-, mal-
Laz: mel-
Notes and references: ЭСКЯ 125-126, Климов 1994, 124-126 (с реконструкцией *mēl-). Сравнение с ПИЕ *mēlo- 'мелкое животное' (Климов ibid.) несколько сомнительно, поскольку в индоевропейских языках корень обозначает прежде всего домашнее животное (см. Walde 2, 296).
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