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Proto-Altaic: *oŋne
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: same, self; lonely
Russian meaning: тот самый, сам; одинокий
Turkic: *öŋ
Mongolian: *önü-
Japanese: *ǝnǝ
Comments: Ozawa 62-63. The original meaning should be probably reconstructed as "self", with a further development > "lonely" (Mong. "orphan"), typologically a frequent case (cf. Polish sam - samotny etc.), whence Old Turkic "desolate, deserted".

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