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Proto-Altaic: *č`ĕ́k`à ( ~ -i̯a-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to strike fire
Russian meaning: высекать огонь
Turkic: *č(i)ak-
Mongolian: *čaki-
Tungus-Manchu: *či(K)u- ( ~ -e-)
Korean: *čhắ-
Japanese: *ták-
Comments: KW 420, 424, Poppe 26, JOAL 99. Korean has a frequent vowel reduction between a stop and a fricative. Mong. is hardly borrowed from Turk., despite Щербак 1997, 112 (TMN 3, 82: "Onomatopoetica").

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