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Proto-Turkic: *bAĺ-mak
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: boot, shoe
Russian meaning: ботинок, обувь
Karakhanid: bašmaq (MK Oghuz), bašaq (MK Chigil), bašmaq (IM)
Turkish: bašmak, pašmak
Tatar: bašmaq
Middle Turkic: bašmaq (Sangl., MA)
Uzbek: dial. (Khorazm) baš-lɨq 'heel-piece of a boot'
Azerbaidzhan: bašmaG
Turkmen: bašmaq, pašmaq ("heel of a camel; boot")
Kirghiz: bašmaq-ta- 'to sole (a boot)'
Noghai: bašmaq
Bashkir: bašmaq
Balkar: bašmaq
Karakalpak: bašmaq
Kumyk: bašmaq
Comments: EDT 382-383, ЭСТЯ 2, 93-95, ОСНЯ 3 69, TMN 2, 293-294. Doerfer's inner etymology (bašmak with vowel elision < *baša-mak from *baša- 'to cut, make notches') is impossible: baša- is derived from *bāĺ(č) 'wound' with a long vowel, while bašmak has a short one.

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