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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *báku ( ~ -a)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: pole, pillar
Russian meaning: столб, балка
Turkic: *bakna ( ~ -g-)
Mongolian: *bagana
Tungus-Manchu: *baksa
Korean: *pò
Comments: KW 29, Doerfer MT 101. The Turkic and Mong. words are very similar, but quite different semantically, so one can hardly suppose a loan.

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