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Proto-Mongolian: *milaɣa-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: to anoint, smear with oil
Russian meaning: смазывать маслом
Written Mongolian: milaɣa- (L 538)
Middle Mongolian: malija- 'to offer', mali'an 'service' (SH)
Khalkha: ḿalā-
Buriat: mila 'satiety', milāŋ 'birthday'
Kalmuck: melɛ̄-, malī-, maĺā- 'to smear with oil (on occasion of birth etc.)'
Ordos: milā-
Comments: KW 255, 260, 262. A secondarily developed meaning is 'to treat, entertain (on some occasion)'. Mong. > Oyr. malkɨ-, Yak. malā-sɨn (VEWT 324).

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