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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *mečin
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: monkey
Russian meaning: обезьяна
Written Mongolian: meči(n) (L 531)
Middle Mongolian: sor-mǝči (IM)
Khalkha: meč
Buriat: meše(n)
Kalmuck: sar-möčṇ (КРС)
Ordos: meči(n) 'a cyclic sign'
Monguor: mećin (SM 237)
Comments: TMN 2, 383. Mong. > Nogh., Kaz., KKalp. mešin, Kirgh., Oyr. mečin. The Kalm. and IM forms are a contamination with sarmagčin (q. v. sub *sara).

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