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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *boĺe
Meaning: an indirect relative
Russian meaning: родственник по браку
Turkic: *böĺük
Mongolian: *büli
Tungus-Manchu: *bulu-
Comments: Tekin 1979, 129-130. A Western isogloss.

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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *böĺük
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: a relation by marriage
Russian meaning: свойственник, родственник по браку
Old Turkic: böšük (OUygh.)
Comments: EDT 380-381.

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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *büli
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: cousin, niece (son or daughter of mother's relative); family
Russian meaning: двоюродный брат, двоюродная сестра (сын или дочь родственника матери); семья
Written Mongolian: bülü, büli, böle (L 147)
Khalkha: bül
Buriat: büle
Kalmuck: bülǝ, bölǝ
Dagur: bule (Тод. Даг. 128)
Shary-Yoghur: bulai
Monguor: bulai
Comments: KW 55, 66, MGCD 175. Mong. > Turk. bula, Kaz. bölö, Yak. bile etc. (see the list in ЭСТЯ 2, 217-218, Лексика 293-294), Evk. bule 'family'.

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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *bulu-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: bastard
Russian meaning: внебрачный ребенок
Evenki: bulumǯu
Comments: ТМС 1, 109. The word is attested only in Evk. ( whence Yak. bulumǯu - hardly vice versa), but has possible external parallels.

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