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Proto-Altaic: *bétà / *pédà
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: sea, ford
Russian meaning: море, брод
Tungus-Manchu: *pedē-
Korean: *pàtá-h, *pàdắr
Japanese: *bátá
Comments: An Eastern isogloss, with a peculiar variation of laryngeal features. Cf. perhaps Mong. bide- (? L 108: bitü-) 'to wander' (for semantics cf. Russ. брод 'ford' - бродить 'wander').

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