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Proto-Altaic: *mi̯urgu
Meaning: wheat
Russian meaning: пшеница
Tungus-Manchu: *murgi
Korean: *mírh
Japanese: *mùnkí
Comments: Martin 251, АПиПЯЯ 69. An Eastern isogloss; but cf. also Turk. *bogu- ( < *borgu- ?) in *bogu-daj > *bugdaj (ЭСТЯ 2, 232-234, Лексика 461, Chuv. pъʷri 'полба'; borrowed in Mong. buɣudaj, see Щербак 1997, 110, Hung. búza 'wheat', see MNTESz 398; not < Chin., despite Joki 1963, 106, Menges 1984, 285), *boguŕ 'хлеб в зерне', *bogur-sak > Mong. Kh. bōrcog 'вид печенья'. Cf. also Bur. murā 'flour'.

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