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Proto-Altaic: *ōk`e ( ~ -k-)
Meaning: deep place, place far from the shore
Russian meaning: глубокое место, место, далекое от берега
Turkic: *ȫkü
Tungus-Manchu: *(x)uK-
Japanese: *ǝki
Comments: The parallel seems plausible; the common meaning here may be formulated as "a place (in the sea or river) distant from the shore". {PE *ǝkǝ- 'bay, strait'}

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