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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *mi̯ūko
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: snake
Russian meaning: змея
Turkic: *böke
Mongolian: *mogaji
Tungus-Manchu: *mǖkǖ
Korean: *mǝk-
Japanese: *múkátai ( ~ -tia)
Comments: АПиПЯЯ 36, 293, Лексика 180. The Mong.-Tung. match is precise; other reflexes present bigger or lesser problems, possibly of tabooistic nature. PJ has irregular tone (but cf. the accentuation in Kyoto, pointing to *mùká-); in PT one would rather expect a back vowel; the Kor. word is analysed as "ink-snake" (which is probably a folk-etymology).
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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *böke
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: a big snake
Russian meaning: большая змея
Karakhanid: böke (MK)
Comments: Лексика 180, EDT 324. Clauson doubts MK's derivation of böke 'warrior' from 'big snake' (MK quotes a folk-tale about the snake with seven heads called böke, and says that the warriors are called by it); but external evidence rather supports Kashgari's point of view. If this is the case, MMong. bökö 'warrior, wrestler' (whence Evk. buku etc., see Doerfer MT 235) must be a Turkic loanword (see EDT ibid.).
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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *mogaj
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: snake
Russian meaning: змея
Written Mongolian: moɣai (L 541)
Middle Mongolian: moxai (HY 12), moqai (SH), mǝɣa (IM), muɣaj (MA)
Khalkha: mogoj
Buriat: mogoj
Kalmuck: moɣǟ, moɣā
Ordos: moGȫ
Dongxian: moGi, moɣǝi
Baoan: moGui
Dagur: mogo, mogu, mog (Тод. Даг. 154)
Shary-Yoghur: moɣui, moGoi
Monguor: muGwǝ̄ (SM 244), moGui (Huzu)
Mogol: maɣōī; ZM māɣāj (21-7a)
Comments: KW 263, MGCD 487, TMN 1, 508-509.
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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *mǖkǖ
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: snake
Russian meaning: змея
Negidal: mīxi
Spoken Manchu: meixǝ (2271)
Literary Manchu: meixe
Jurchen: muj-xe (165)
Ulcha: mui
Orok: mui / mujɣi
Nanai: mujki
Oroch: mīki
Udighe: miki
Comments: ТМС 1, 537-538.
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Korean etymology :

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Proto-Korean: *mǝk-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: a big black snake
Russian meaning: большая черная змея
Modern Korean: mǝk-kuri, mǝk-kurǝŋi
Comments: KED 609.
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Japanese etymology :

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Proto-Japanese: *múkátai (~-tia)
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: centipede
Russian meaning: многоножка
Middle Japanese: múkádè
Tokyo: mùkade
Kyoto: mùkádè
Kagoshima: mukáde
Comments: JLTT 487. Accent is not quite clear: most dialects (including RJ) point to high tone on the first two syllables, but Kyoto suggests rather *mùkátài.
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *mUjKV
Meaning: to creep, snake
Indo-European: *(s)mūk-
Altaic: *mi̯ūko
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *(s)mūk-
Meaning: to creep
Tokharian: B mäk- 'run; chase, hunt' (Adams 450); A muk-, B mauk- (PT *mauk-) 'desist' (476)
Slavic: *smɨ̄kātī, *smɨ̄kъ
Baltic: *smuk- vb. intr.
Germanic: *smūg-á-/*smiug-á- vb., *smaug-ia- vb., *smaug=
Russ. meaning: ползти
References: WP II 253 f
Comments: A contamination of two roots: *(s)mūk- 'creep' and *mAuk- 'pull'.
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Vasmer's dictionary :

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Word: смы́кать,
Near etymology: смыкну́ть "теребить, дергать" (Даль), "стирать, мыть", петерб., новоладожск. (Даль), смыка́ться, обычно пресмыка́ться, укр. сми́кати "дергать", сми́катися "шляться", др.-русск. смыкати ся "ползать", ст.-слав. смыкати сѩ σύρεσθαι (Супр.), сербохорв. сму̑к "уж", сму́кнути, сму̑кне̑м "выхватить, выдернуть, наброситься, напасть", словен. smȋk "рывок", smíkati sе, mȋkam sе "шмыгнуть, красться", smùk, род. п. smúkа "быстрое движение", smúkati, smúkam "шмыгнуть, юркнуть", чеш. smyk "буксование, скольжение", smýkati "тащить, волочить", слвц. smýkаt᾽ -- то же, польск. smykać się "ползать, тащиться", smukać "обдергивать", в.-луж. smyk "толчок, рывок", smykać "тащить", н.-луж. smyk "толчок, удар", smykaś "тащить".
Further etymology: Родственно лит. smùkti, smunkù "сползать", smaũkti, smaukiù "стягивать, сдергивать, тянуть", итер. smaukýti -- то же, лтш. šmukt, šmùku "скользить", англос. smúgan "юркнуть", др.-исл. smjúgа -- то же, smugа "узкое отверстие", ср.-в.-н. smiegen "прижимать" (Фик, KZ 20, 366; Траутман, ВSW 271; М.--Э. 4, 83, 86; Цупица, GG 138 и сл.; Л. Блумфилд, Germanica Sievers 93; Торп 532; Мейе--Эрну 748.
Pages: 3,694-695
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Baltic etymology :

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Proto-Baltic: *smuk- vb. intr.
Meaning: slip, creep
Indo-European etymology: Indo-European etymology
Lithuanian: smùkti (smuñka/dial. smū̃ksta, smùkō) '(ab)gleiten, -rutschen, (rutschend, gleitend) langsam sinken, fallen, einsinken, wohin schlüpfen, flink gehen, fliehen'
Lettish: smukt 'gleitend sinken', šmukt (šmùku, šmuku) 'gleiten, fliehen, entschlüpfen'
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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *smūgán-/*smiugán-, *smaugian-, *smaug=
Meaning: crowl
IE etymology: IE etymology
Old Norse: smjūga st. `sich schmiegen, schlüpfen, kriechen'; smeygja wk. `schmiegen'
Norwegian: smjuga vb.; smöygja vb.
Swedish: smüga vb.; dial. smöga, smöja vb.
Danish: smüge vb.; smöge `schlüpfen lassen'
Old English: smūgan `schlüpfen, kriechen'; ǟ-sogu `Schlangenhaut'; smēag `durchdringend, scharfsinnig', smēagan `durchdringen, untersuchen',
English: to smuckle
Old Frisian: smūga `kruipen'; smūge `das Schmiegen'
East Frisian: smukkeln; Fris smūgen
Dutch: smuigen `heimelijk snoepen'; { smokkelen }
Low German: schmuggeln 'heimlich Waren über eine Zollgrenze transportieren Schleichhandel treiben' (> HG)
Old High German: smiogan 'sich zusammenziehen' (11.Jh.)
Middle High German: smiegen st. 'in etwas eng Umschliesssendes drücken', refl. `sich zusammenziehen, sich ducken, sich unterwerfen'; sich smougen wk. 'sich ducken'; smiuge st./wk. f. 'die biegung, krümmung; ärmlichkeit, spärlichkeit, not'
German: schmiegen
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