Definition of Ob-Ugrian in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɒbˈuːgrɪən
, -ˈjuː-/
(also Ob-Ugric /ɒbˈuːgrɪk/)


  • Of or denoting a branch of the Finno-Ugric language family containing two languages of western Siberia, related to Hungarian.
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    • Mir-Susne-Hum (‘Man, who gaze at the world’) is a seventh son of a supreme Ob-Ugrian god, Num-Torum.
    • Cushing’s article on the bear in Ob-Ugrian folklore cites a poem in which squirrel furs represent kopecks.


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  • The Ob-Ugrian group of languages.
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    • The initial stress in certain Uralic languages, Ob-Ugrian in particular, in which earlier harmony systems have ceased to operate, creates the appearance of the UVR systems.


1930s: from the name of the Siberian river Ob + Ugrian.

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