Manos (Kyrgyzstan epic poem); Kyrgyzstan food

Gregory {Greg} Downing gd2 at NYU.EDU
Thu May 10 19:27:16 UTC 2001

At 02:20 PM 5/10/2001 -0500, Mark Odegard <markodegard at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>The OED is not and has never been intended to be useful as a gazetteer.
>>The reason _Hungary_ is included is that we have evidence for it as
>>an attributive (chiefly in _Hungary water_), and not that we think it's
>>more worthy than Latvia or Lithuania. If we had evidence for, say,
>>_Latvia hat_ we would put it in.
>>Jesse Sheidlower
>But certainly, OED covers Kirgiz Rug, does it not?

The headword in OED2 is Kirghiz (first citation dated 1652), with several
variant forms attested. Rugs are mentioned.

Greg Downing, at greg.downing at or gd2 at

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