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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *sar-magčin, *sar-bačin
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: monkey
Russian meaning: обезьяна
Written Mongolian: sarmaɣčin, sarbačin (L 675, 676)
Middle Mongolian: sor-mǝči (IM)
Khalkha: sarmagčin
Buriat: harmagšan
Kalmuck: sar-möčṇ (КРС)
Ordos: sarmaGčin
Comments: A somewhat distorted compound with *mečin (v. sub *mḗča) in the second part. The restructuring occurred under the influence of other animal names with a frequent female suffix -gčin.

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