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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: "*sa{n|}e" | Query method: Match substring
Proto-Altaic: *saŋe ( ~ z-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to envy
Russian meaning: завидовать
Tungus-Manchu: *saŋgu-
Korean: *sài'ó-
Japanese: *sǝnia-m-
Comments: An Eastern isogloss; Mong. *sinu- 'to covet' would fit semantically, but phonetically rather continues PA *si̯ā́ńi q. v.; cf. also *sĭ̀ni.

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