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Proto-Altaic: *pằluk`V
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: hammer
Russian meaning: молоток
Turkic: *bAlka
Mongolian: *haluka
Tungus-Manchu: *paluka
Comments: KW 7, Poppe 11, Цинциус 1984, 30-31, Doerfer MT 22, Rozycki 78 (although, despite the two latter authors, in this case one can hardly think of a loanword). A Western isogloss. May be an old "Wanderwort" (cf. PIE *pelek'u-). Low tone and shortness reconstructed because of Mong. *h-.

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