An Old Chinese Word for ‘Silk’ in Mongolic, Turkic, Tungusic, and Persian

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Abstract

This paper identifies a Late Old Chinese word for silk in Mongolic and its comparanda in Old Uygur, Chagatay, New Persian, Jurchen, Manchu, Ewenki, and Solon. Routes of lexical borrowing are identified, and their likely historical contexts are discussed. This paper offers contributions to the study of early Chinese ethnolinguistic contact with neighboring peoples.

An Old Chinese Word for ‘Silk’ in Mongolic, Turkic, Tungusic, and Persian

in Eurasian Studies

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