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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *č`ĭ̀k`à
Meaning: bead, treasure
Russian meaning: бисер, драгоценность
Turkic: *čEk- ( ~ -i-)
Tungus-Manchu: *čiku-
Japanese: *tàkàrà
Comments: An interesting common Altaic cultural term.
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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *čEk- ( ~ -i-)
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: silk bead embroidery
Russian meaning: вышивка бисером по шелку
Karakhanid: čikin 'embroidered brocade' (MK)
Tatar: čigen 'golden embroidery' (R - Kas.); čig- 'to embroider'
Middle Turkic: čikin 'floral designs embroidered in silk' (Sangl.)
Bashkir: sige- 'to embroider'
Balkar: čij tigiš 'вышивание гладью'
Comments: EDT 415-416, ДТС 143. Despite Clauson, cannot be < Chin.
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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *čiku-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 bead 2 ornament (made of carp's bones)
Russian meaning: 1 бисер 2 украшение (из костей карпа)
Evenki: čikti 1
Negidal: čịktị 1
Ulcha: čikukte 2
Nanai: čiku-kte (Sch.) 2, čīči 1 (Naikh.)
Oroch: čixite 1, čukčikti 'beads'
Comments: ТМС 2, 392.
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Japanese etymology :

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Proto-Japanese: *tàkàrà
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: treasure
Russian meaning: сокровище
Old Japanese: takara
Middle Japanese: tàkàrà
Tokyo: takará
Kyoto: tákàrà
Kagoshima: takará
Comments: JLTT 538.
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