Comments:VEWT 181-183, EDT 920, 921, 922, 931, ЭСТЯ 4, 84-85, 89, 92-93, 102-103, 107; TMN 4, 108, Щербак 1997, 121 (Turk. jalbar- > Mong. ǯalbari-). The root is no doubt archaic, but presents some problems: the deriving simple stem *jāl is attested late, and there seems to be no vowel length in the derivatives *jalɨn-, *jal-bar- (although this may be a later secondary shortening). The peculiar suffixation in jalbar-, jalabač, jalabar caused some authors (see, e.g., Clauson in EDT) to suspect a loanword, but its source is unclear and the forms may as well be genuine (as are certainly the forms *jāl, *jalɨn-).