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Proto-Altaic: *mi̯ăk`ó
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: illness, stomach sickness
Russian meaning: болезнь, желудочное заболевание
Turkic: *b(i)ăk
Mongolian: *mekeji-
Tungus-Manchu: *muxa-
Japanese: *manka
Comments: The TM-Mong. match suggests that the original meaning was 'stomach sickness', with a later development into a more general 'sickness, disease' and 'misfortune, bad (circumstabces)' elsewhere.

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