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Proto-Turkic: *sabak ?
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: vice
Russian meaning: тиски
Turkish: ? savak 'water chute'
Tuva: sāk
Comments: Phonetically a good match pointing to PT *sabak - but very poorly represented and dubious semantically (the meaning 'water chute' in Turkic - because of the shape of the object?).

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