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Proto-Altaic: *k`i̯úŋu
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to bend, bow
Russian meaning: гнуть, наклонять
Turkic: *Kɨŋ-
Mongolian: *kiji- / *keje-
Tungus-Manchu: *xuŋke- / *kuŋke-
Japanese: *kúnkúm-
Comments: TM and Jpn. forms reflect a velar suffix (or partial reduplication). One of several similar roots which are sometimes difficult to distinguish: cf. *gék`á, *gŭ̀k`a, *k`ōki.

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