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Proto-Mongolian: *(h)alag-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: jerboa
Russian meaning: тушканчик
Written Mongolian: alaɣdaɣa, alaɣdaqai (БАМРС)
Khalkha: alagdāx, algadāx
Buriat: alagdāgan
Comments: Formally - a compound meaning "variegated colt" (although one should note that the standard spelling for "colt" is WMong. daɣaɣan, Khalkha dāga). Mong. > Tuva alak-tāɣɨ 'jerboa' (reinterpreted as 'variegated lump'), Russ. Siber. alagdá, alagdáj (Аникин 79), Man. alaqdaχan (Rozycki 15).

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