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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *mečin
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: monkey
Russian meaning: обезьяна
Written Mongolian: meči(n) (L 531)
Middle Mongolian: sor-mǝči (IM)
Khalkha: meč
Buriat: meše(n)
Kalmuck: sar-möčṇ (КРС)
Ordos: meči(n) 'a cyclic sign'
Monguor: mećin (SM 237)
Comments: TMN 2, 383. Mong. > Nogh., Kaz., KKalp. mešin, Kirgh., Oyr. mečin. The Kalm. and IM forms are a contamination with sarmagčin (q. v. sub *sara).
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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *mḗča
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: monkey
Russian meaning: обезьяна
Turkic: *bĒčin
Mongolian: *mečin
Japanese: *masi
Comments: Ozawa 98-99, Лексика 168. The Jpn. parallel shows that, despite Clark 1980, 43, there is no need for assuming Mong. < Turk. (which is difficult because of *m-, but still possible; the Mong. variant bečin is certainly < Turkic).
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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *bĒčin
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: monkey
Russian meaning: обезьяна
Old Turkic: bečin (Orkh., OUygh.)
Karakhanid: bečin (MK)
Middle Turkic: bečin (MA, Sangl.)
Sary-Yughur: pičin
Turkmen: bīǯin
Chuvash: (Bulg.) bexti 'год обезьяны'
Comments: VEWT 66, EDT 295-296, ЭСТЯ 2, 128-129, TMN 2, 382, Лексика 168. All IE sources (EDT 295, TMN 2, 382-383), like Pers. būzīna, proposed for this word are quite unclear etymologically and probably borrowed themselves. {Cf. also some modern words meaning 'cat': MKypch., Khor. mačɨ, Uzb. maši, Tat. mäči, see Лексика 192, perhaps borrowed from Turk. into Slovak and Hungarian.}
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Japanese etymology :

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Proto-Japanese: *masi
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: monkey
Russian meaning: обезьяна
Old Japanese: masi
Middle Japanese: masi, masira
Comments: JLTT 473.
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *mVcwV ( ~ -čw-)
Meaning: monkey
Indo-European: *mūs-tel- ?
Altaic: *mḗča
Dravidian: *mujS-
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *mūs-tel-
Meaning: weasel
Other Iranian: Osset mystuläg `weasel'
Slavic: *mɨ̄stlь, *mɨ̄stlъ вост.-слав. ЭССЯ 21:52
Latin: mūstēla (~ -u-) f. `Wiesel'
Russ. meaning: зверек (ласка)
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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *mujS-
Meaning : monkey
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Proto-South Dravidian: *muc-/*mŭǯ-
Proto-Telugu : *mucc-
Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *muj
Proto-Gondi-Kui : *mūjc
Proto-North Dravidian : *mug-ā
Notes : The NDR form is very dubious; possibly out of *muc-ug-?
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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *muc-/*mŭǯ-
Meaning : monkey
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : mucu
Tamil meaning : langur, Semnopithecus priamus
Malayalam : mocca
Malayalam meaning : a light-coloured monkey
Kannada : musu, musuku, musuva
Kannada meaning : a large and black kind of ape
Kannada derivates : (Hav.) muju black monkey; (Gowda, Dr. Ling., p. 98) mucca black-faced monkey
Kodagu : muccë
Kodagu meaning : langur
Tulu : mujji, mujju
Tulu meaning : a black monkey
Notes : Depending on the suffix, the lexeme is present in two different forms: 1) *múc-a (Gowda mucca, Kod. muccë, possibly Malayalam mocca, although the -o- still has to be accounted for); 2) *muǯ-ú (Tam. mucu, Kan. musu, muju). Tulu mujji somewhat stands out in this context, as it can only be traced back to *múǯǯ-i. Secondary derivation from a lost **muju < *muǯ-ú? Unclear.
Number in DED : 4910
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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *mucc-
Meaning : large black-faced monkey, baboon
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : koṇḍa-muccu
Number in DED : 4910
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Kolami-Gadba etymology :

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Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *muj
Meaning : black-faced monkey
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kolami : muy
Naikri : muy
Parji : muy
Poya Gadba : muy
Additional forms : Also Kolami (Haig) muī langur
Number in DED : 4910
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Gondwan etymology :

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Proto-Gondi-Kui : *mūjc
Meaning : monkey
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Proto-Gondi : *mūnǯ
Proto-Kui-Kuwi : *mūh-u
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Gondi etymology :

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Proto-Gondi : *mūnǯ
Meaning : monkey
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Betul Gondi : mūnj (pl. mūsk) "langur monkey (female)"
Mandla Gondi (Williamson) : mūnjāl "ape"
Muria Gondi : mūnjal "black-faced monkey"
Maria Gondi : mūnji "black-faced monkey"
Seoni Gondi : mūnju "black-faced monkey"
Koya Gondi : mūnj "black-faced monkey"
Maria Gondi (Mitchell) : munj
Durg Gondi : mūnjal "black-faced monkey"
Number in DED : 4910
Number in CVOTGD : 2937
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Kui-Kuwi etymology :

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Proto-Kui-Kuwi : *mūh-u
Meaning : monkey
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Kui : mūsu (pl. mūska) "sp. monkey or ape"
Kuwi (Fitzgerald) : mūhū (pl. mūska) "monkey (hanuman)"
Kuwi (Schulze) : mūhu
Sunkarametta Kuwi : muhu (pl. muska) "black-faced monkey"
Kuwi (Israel) : mūhu (pl. mūska) "black-faced monkey"
Notes : In Kui the singular form "restored" from the plural. In Kuwi_Su the singular form is probably short by analogy with the plural one.
Number in DED : 4910
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North Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-North-Dravidian : *mug-ā
Meaning : baboon
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Malto : muge
Number in DED : 4910
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