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Proto-Turkic: *čüke
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: sterlet
Russian meaning: стерлядь
Tatar: čökɛ, dial. (КСТТ) čükä
Chuvash: śъʷga
Bashkir: sögä
Comments: VEWT 121, Федотов 2, 152. A local Volga region word; cf. however Turkm. čüj balɨk 'pike', lit. 'nail-fish' - which may be a reanalysis of the original root.

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