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Proto-Turkic: *bulan
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: elk
Russian meaning: лось
Karakhanid: bulan 'unicorn from the Kyfchak country' (MK)
Tatar: bolan
Middle Turkic: bulan (Ettuhf.), bulnaq (AH) 'onager'
Uzbek: bulɔn
Khakassian: pulan
Shor: pulan
Oyrat: bulan
Chuvash: pъʷlan
Tuva: bulan
Kirghiz: bulan
Kazakh: bulan
Noghai: bulan
Bashkir: bolan
Comments: VEWT 88, TMN 2, 356, EDT 343, ЭСТЯ 2, 260, Лексика 154. Chinese origin (Щербак 1961, 141-142) is hardly possible; it is curious to note MK's meaning: 'unicorn with its horn collecting snow and rain'. Turk. > Russ. буланый (horse color name)'; > Hung. bölény 'aurochs', see Gombocz 1912.

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