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Eurasiatic: *sVnV
Meaning: to know, think
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: (*sen-t-, *senǝ-) + *snew- 2235
Altaic: *si̯una
Uralic: *sana- 'think, speak' (Donner 2, 57, Toivonen Vir. 1949, 50, Kettunen 360) [or *s'ana?]
References: МССНЯ 339 (*sanV), 343 (*ćVnV), (ОСНЯ 1, 201-202); ND 455 *ĉeʔNV 'recognize, know' (a great deal of confusion with *ćVnV); ND 2078 *Son̄V 'to hear' (still more confusion); 2203 *[ŝ]aNa 'word, say' (FU + incorr. Mong. + Cush., Chad.).

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