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Proto-Altaic: *p`ā́ĺŋa ( ~ -e)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: palm (of hand)
Russian meaning: ладонь
Turkic: *āja ( ~ -ń-)
Mongolian: *haliga(n)
Tungus-Manchu: *palŋa
Korean: *pār
Comments: EAS 107, KW 7, Poppe 95, Цинциус 1984, 27-28, ОСНЯ 3, 94-95, Дыбо 317, Лексика 252, Doerfer MT 22, Rozycki 73 (but note that TM forms meaning 'foot, sole' should be certainly kept apart, see *pằlgà). The Mong.-Tung. match here seems impeccable, and (despite MT and Rozycki) borrowing is excluded. The Turkic form presents problems with a unique cluster development *-ĺŋ- > *-lń- > -ń-, but still is probably the reflex of the same root. The Korean form may belong here if we suppose a secondary semantic development 'palm' > 'handful' > 'armful'.
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