* The word of Russian origin, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], was replaced in the latest translations (from the end of the 20th to the beginning of the 21st centuries) by a copulative compound consisting of Mordvinian
elements ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).
591) saw evidence of this in apparent loan words in Uralic languages, both east and west of the Urals: Mordvinian
azor(o) "lord," Wotyak uzir, uzer "rich," Syryenian ozir "rich," Wogul ater, oter "chieftain." Even if we concede that these words may have been borrowed from prehistoric Indo-Iranians (or Aryans), this does not prove anything about religious content.
Ryan also brings in Sayce's philological work again: in his The Principles of Comparative Philology (1874) Sayce also explored the Turanian language group in relation to languages that included Finnish, Lapp, and Mordvinian
, and suggested Turanian was one of the earliest forms of a primitive European language and a counterpart of the Indo-European languages.
Many kinship names were recorded for the lady-bird: 'grandmother' in, for example, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian (Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian), Mordvinian
, Udmurtian, Finnish and Komi-Zyrian, 'mother' in, for example, Rumanian, Belorussian, Tatar, Bashkirian and Livian, 'aunt' in German and Italian, 'bride and spouse' in, for example, Turkish, Albanian, Macedonian, Italian, 'sister-in-law' in Bulgarian.