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Proto-Altaic: *bĕ́
Meaning: bait
Russian meaning: приманка, наживка
Turkic: *beŋ
Tungus-Manchu: *be
Japanese: *bái ( ~ biá)
Comments: Miller 1985a, 78. An interesting monosyllabic root (TM evidence indicates that Turk. -ŋ is suffixed). {Cf. PAN *baŋi 'bait'}

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