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Proto-Japanese: *pík-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: to file, to saw
Russian meaning: пилить
Old Japanese: pjik-
Middle Japanese: fík-
Tokyo: hìk-
Kyoto: hík-
Kagoshima: hík-
Comments: JLTT 689. The basic meaning of the verb attested in OJ is 'pull'; modern Jpn. has, however, also the meaning 'to file, saw', and in OJ there is a derived noun pjikji, pjikji-ri 'rubbing wood for producing fire' (where pji- is definitely attested and cannot be = pi 'fire'). The meaning 'pull' therefore is either unrelated or secondarily derived < 'file, rub'.

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