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Proto-Mongolian: *niruɣu
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 general state or condition 2 foundation, surface
Russian meaning: 1 общее состояние чего-л. 2 основа, поверхность
Written Mongolian: niruɣu(n) (L 585) 1
Khalkha: nurū(n) 1, 2
Buriat: ńurū 2
Kalmuck: nurɣǝn 2
Monguor: nire- 'ajuster, adapter' (SM 278)
Mogol: nira- 'placer', nere- 'remplir une vase'
Comments: KW 281. The word has coincided phonetically with niruɣu 'back, spine' - with which it originally has nothing in common. Cf. also MMong. (HY 16) niri'un 'house-top' (differing from niri-sun 'spine') and perhaps reflecting the archaic meaning.

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