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Proto-Altaic: *p`ó[k]u
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to swell
Russian meaning: пухнуть
Turkic: *okra
Tungus-Manchu: *puk- / *pok-
Korean: *pak- ( ~ -ă-)
Japanese: *púkúrà-
Comments: Дыбо 14. An expressive and not quite regular root: in Turkic and Korean we probably have to presuppose an assimilative variant *p`ók`u, whereas the TM form points rather to *p`óku. See also notes to *bū́gà.
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