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Proto-Mongolian: *bol-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: a thick end of smth., bulb
Russian meaning: толстый конец чего-л., луковица
Written Mongolian: bolčaɣu
Khalkha: bolcū
Buriat: bulsū
Kalmuck: bulǝ 'callosity'
Ordos: bolčogor 'утолщенный на конце'
Comments: KW 59. Cf. also bulɣu- 'uprooted', bulɣul- 'to disjoint' (L 134), bulǯi- 'to be disjointed' (L 137) > Evk. bulǯi-. The root tends to contaminate with *bul- < PA *pi̯óla 'to swell'.

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