Other Word Forms of Mammoth
Origin of Mammoth
Ultimately (perhaps influenced by behemoth) from Russian mamont, mamot probably from earlier Mansi (Ugric language of western Siberia) mān-oŋt- mān earth (akin to modern Mansi mā- earth) (as in mā-xar mammoth (literally, “earth stag”)) oŋt- horn (in reference to fossil mammoth tusks)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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