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Proto-Japanese: *bǝ̀
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: man
Russian meaning: мужчина
Old Japanese: wo(nokwo), wotokwo
Middle Japanese: wo(noko), wòtòkò
Tokyo: otokó
Kyoto: ótoko
Kagoshima: otokó
Nase: jìNgá
Shuri: jíkígá
Hateruma: bìdùmù
Yonakuni: bìNgà
Comments: JLTT 507, 513. A compound *bǝ̀-nǝ-kua, *bǝ̀-tu-kua lit. 'male child'. The root is attested also separately as OJ wo 'male', as well as in the compound *bǝ-su (OJ wosu, modern osu 'male').

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