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Proto-Mongolian: *ǯali-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: to deceive
Russian meaning: обманывать
Written Mongolian: ǯali- (L 1031: ǯali 'trick, cunning')
Khalkha: ʒali-
Buriat: zaĺxaj 'lewd'
Kalmuck: zäĺǝ 'cunningness', zaĺxǟ 'cunning'
Dagur: ǯelleg 'cunning'
Comments: KW 465, 470, MGCD 427. Mong. > Man. ǯali (see Doerfer MT 138, Rozycki 120), Oyr. jalaqqai. There exists also a variant *ǯeli- in ǯelmeji-, ǯilmeji- 'be cunning' etc. (see KW 472).

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