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Proto-Mongolian: *čurukai
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: pike
Russian meaning: щука
Written Mongolian: čurqai, (L 207:) čuruqai
Middle Mongolian: čuraqa (SH)
Khalkha: curxaj
Buriat: surxaj
Kalmuck: curxǝ
Comments: KW 434. Mong. > Evk. čirukai, see Doerfer MT 131. Cf. also Kalm. cordǝg 'young pike' (KW 430) - possibly a Turkism.

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