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Proto-Mongolian: *čigta
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: lock, bolt
Russian meaning: засов, запор
Written Mongolian: čiɣta (L 178)
Khalkha: čagt
Buriat: šagta
Kalmuck: čiktǝ 'Leit- oder Halsstrick der Kälber und Füllen'
Comments: KW 439. Mong. > Kirgh. čɨqta. Cf. also the common Mong. *čiki(n) 'linchpin' - formally coinciding with the word for 'ear', which may be a secondary coincidence.

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