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-Williams, M. (1899): A Sanskrit-English Dictionary . Oxford. Moriyasu, T. (2008): Epistolary Formulae of the Old Uygur Letters from Central Asia. Acta Asiatica. Bulletin of the Far Eastern Culture 94: Japanese Studies in the

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The author presents a historical-etymological analysis of two Russian words – kunžut ‘sesame’ and xamovnik ‘weaver’. According to her argumentation, Russian kunžut has Tokharian origin, it was borrowed from Tokharian A by Old Uygur before the 12th century. From Old Uygur, it was intermediated by Middle Mongol and Middle Kipchak to Russian. Xam, the stem of xamovnik is preserved in one of the Old Novgorodian birk barch letter from the beginning of the 14th century. It was borrowed from the Cantonese dialect of the Chinese language by West Old Turkic, and a West Old Turkic form was borrowed by Old Russian.

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