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Proto-Altaic: *bi̯udu
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: down, feather, curly
Russian meaning: пух, перо, курчавый
Turkic: *bɨdɨk (*bɨdńɨk)
Mongolian: *buǯi- / *boǯi-
Tungus-Manchu: *bodu-
Japanese: *pí-n-kai
Comments: KW 58, Владимирцов 174, Poppe 21, 53, Лексика 224. Despite Лексика 223, Turk. *budra 'curls' (ЭСТЯ 2, 245) very probably represents the same root as *bɨdɨk 'moustache' and also belongs here. Jpn. *pí- should be regarded as an early contraction < *bi̯uj- < *bi̯udu.
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