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Proto-Mongolian: *čeɣV- / *čiɣV-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 locust 2 multiped, wood louse
Russian meaning: вид насекомого
Written Mongolian: čigigči 2 (L 179)
Middle Mongolian: čǝurge 1 (HY 12)
Khalkha: čijgč 2
Buriat: šīgej 2
Kalmuck: čīgǝn 2
Comments: The WMong. and modern forms may have been influenced by čiɣig `wet' (semantically cf. Russ. мокрица `wood louse' < мокрый `wet').

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