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
From obsolete Russian мамант (mamant) (modern мамонт (mamont)), probably from an Uralic language, like Old Vogul *mÄ“moÅ‹t "˜earth-horn' (compare Mansi mā "˜earth', ou̯tÉ™ "˜horn').
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