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Proto-Turkic: *baj ( ~ -ń)
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 holy 2 God 3 true, reliable, honest
Russian meaning: 1 святой 2 бог
Karakhanid: bajat 2 (MK - Argu, KB), bajɨq (MK Oghuz, IM) 3
Turkish: bajat 2, bajɨq (dial.) 3
Middle Turkic: bajat 2 (Abush., Sangl.)
Oyrat: baj-lu 1, maj- 'first part in a number of theonyms', baj terek 'world tree'
Yakut: bajanaj 'name of a God'
Kirghiz: baj terek 'protection, advocacy'
Comments: EDT 385. See VEWT 56-57 (for derivatives), TMN 2, 379. The root should be probably distinguished from *bāj 'rich' (v. sub *bēǯu). An unattested Tuva source > Russ. dial. (Tuva) bajbá 'spirit of hunting luck', see Аникин 109. Yak. > Russ. (Yak.) bajanaj, see Аникин 125-126.

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