Definition of Ob-Ugric in English:

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Ob-Ugric

Pronunciation: /äb ˈ(y)o͞oɡrik/ /ôb/
(also Ob-Ugrian /ˈ(y)o͞oɡrēən/)

adjective

Of or denoting a branch of the Finno-Ugric language family containing two languages of western Siberia related to Hungarian.
Example sentences
  • 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.

noun

The Ob-Ugric group of languages.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

1930s: from Ob, the name of a Siberian river, + Ugric.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Ob-U·gric

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