Comments:KW 331, Дыбо 10. Despite Щербак 1997, 166, hardly a borrowing in Mong. < Turk. Hypotheses about the Chinese origin of the word (KW 331, Дмитриева 166-167) are hardly grounded: one has to suppose Chin. > Mong., with a secondary addition of the Mong. plant suffix -gina, with a subsequent borrowing Mong. > Turkic (which is hardly plausible because of old attestation within Turkic); the Manchu parallel also speaks against borrowing from Chinese. See also notes on *sugú 'weed' (there may have been some confusion of these two roots in Kor.-Jpn. and in Turkic).