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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *l[ù]k`V̀ ( ~ -k-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: lynx, wild cat
Russian meaning: рысь, дикая кошка
Mongolian: *nogu-ɣal
Tungus-Manchu: *luKV
Korean: *nɨk-
Japanese: *niàkua ( ~ *nàikua)
Comments: The Jpn. vocalism is aberrant; the diphthong may require a reconstruction like *lòjk`V. Cf. also notes to *luko.

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