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Proto-Japanese: *kùnkù-tú
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: a k. of doll
Russian meaning: вид куклы
Middle Japanese: kùgùtú
Tokyo: kugutsu
Comments: JLTT 462. In OJ kugutu is attested with the meaning 'satchel worn at the belt'; JB derives it from kugu 'a k. of grass' and suggests that dolls were carried in such satchels. Even if it they were, it is highly probable that the name of the satchel is derived from 'doll', and not vice versa; the connection with "kugu-grass" is highly dubious.
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