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Proto-Altaic: *p`úńe
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: nose; smell, to smell
Russian meaning: нос; запах, пахнуть
Mongolian: *hünir
Tungus-Manchu: *puń-
Japanese: *páná
Comments: EAS 55, Цинциус 1984, 61, АПиПЯЯ 78, 277, Rozycki 82. Despite Doerfer MT 80, TM cannot be borrowed from Mong. Initial *p`- (not *p-) is reconstructed because of *h- in Mong. and high pitch in Jpn. Cf. *póńe.

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