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Proto-Altaic: *k`òké
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: plenty
Russian meaning: много, множество
Turkic: *kök
Mongolian: *kog-si-
Tungus-Manchu: *xugdi
Korean: *kɨh-
Japanese: *kǝ̀kǝ́-ta-
Comments: The meaning 'big' in Korean certainly derives from *'plentiful'. The match between Kor. khɨ- and Jpn. *kǝ̀kǝ́- appears quite satisfactory, despite the attempt of Vovin (2000) to link Kor. *hɨkɨ- with PJ *sùkùnà- 'few': it is hardly possible to analyse the Jpn. word as *'big'-does-not-exist, since all the existing compounds of this type are "noun+-na", not "adjective+-na", and anyway it is hardly possible to separate PJ *sùkùnà- 'few' (adj.) and *sùkùa-(si) 'few' (noun, adverb), see *si̯ŏ́k`ù.
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