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Proto-Altaic: *ĕk`à (~ -o)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: elder sister
Russian meaning: старшая сестра
Turkic: *eke
Mongolian: *eke, *egeče
Tungus-Manchu: *eKe / *keKe
Korean: *kjǝ̄-čìp
Japanese: *kaka
Comments: EAS 91, KW 118, Poppe 55, VEWT 38, АПиПЯЯ 292, Цинциус 1972a, 29-31, Дыбо 6. The root is (like most other kinship terms) a "nursery word", but very well attested in all branches, so - despite Doerfer TMN 1, 190-191 - all forms cannot be explained as borrowings (although some later interactions were of course possible, e.g. Mong. egeče may - because of its irregular -g- and meaning coinciding with Turkic - be a later Turkic loanword).

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