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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: "*gowl" | Query method: Match substring
Proto-Mongolian: *gowl
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: river; river valley, centre
Russian meaning: река; долина реки, центр
Written Mongolian: ɣoul
Middle Mongolian: qol (SH), ɣol (MA)
Khalkha: gol
Buriat: gol
Kalmuck: ɣol
Ordos: Gol
Dongxian: Gon
Dagur: gol (Тод. Даг. 132), gole (MD 152)
Shary-Yoghur: Gol
Monguor: Gor (SM 125), (MGCD Gol)
Mogol: ɣōl
Comments: KW 149-150, MGCD 298, 300. The meaning 'centre' in Mong. is obviously secondary ( < 'river bed', 'river centre', despite Doerfer TMN 1, 438 who thinks of an opposite semantic development).

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