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Proto-Eskimo: *cǝtu(m)- (-qu-), *cǝtu-ʁ-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: nail, claw, hoof; to extend out legs
Russian meaning: ноготь, коготь, копыто; вытянуть ноги
Proto-Yupik: *cǝtu-ɣ (-m-qu-), *cǝtu-ʁ-
Proto-Inupik: *cittu-ʁ-
Comments: The Russian equivalent for the verbal meanings of this root is 'отбросить копыта' = 'to throw away the hooves', usually with the connotation 'to die = to lay with outstretched legs'.
Comparative Eskimo Dictionary: 86

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