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Proto-Turkic: *bEd-le (?)
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: such, similar, so
Russian meaning: такой, подобный, таким образом
Karakhanid: böjle (Tefs.)
Turkish: böjle, (dial.) bele; (dial.) bile-m 'myself' etc.
Middle Turkic: bejle, böjle (Pav. C.)
Azerbaidzhan: bejlä, belä, dial. bilä-m 'myself' etc.
Turkmen: bejle
Oyrat: bejde (Kumd.)
Halaj: bilä-m, bilä-si, bilä-miz 'myself, himself, ourselves' etc. ( < Az.)
Comments: ЭСТЯ 2, 107-108. Cf. perhaps also Yak. bet-tex (Dolg. bettek) 'here, closely', Yak., Dolg. beterē 'this, nearest side' (although it may go back to *bet 'face'; derivation < *be-rü 'this side' in ЭСТЯ 2, 124, followed by Stachowski 59, is hardly plausible). The sometimes proposed explanation as *bu ile, i.e. "together with it" or "by means of it" is not quite acceptable for semantic reasons. As for the Oghuz variants with a labialized vowels, they may have an assimilative origin. But on the whole the attribution of the Turkic form is still dubious (although the semantic derivation "similar, such as" < "face, looks" seems to be quite common in Altaic).

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