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Proto-Mongolian: *sur
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: competition in bow-shooting
Russian meaning: соревнование в стрельбе
Written Mongolian: surčin (L 738: sur 'archer's target', 739: surčin 'archer')
Buriat: hurša 'arrow'
Kalmuck: sur
Comments: KW 338. Mong. sur 'archer's target' is being confused with sur(an) 'leather belt, strap' (borrowed from Turkic, see ...) and sometimes glossed as 'archer's target made of leather straps' - most probably a result of folk etymology.

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