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Proto-IE: *puk(')- ?
Meaning: fox
Old Greek: pl. phoûai = alṓpekes Hsch. < *pusā̆ < *pukjā̆ - if this form is Laconian one, then -s- > -0-, cf. Lacon. phoûiks = phǘsiŋks Hsch.; perhaps also ph- < *p- because of the medial *-h-.
Germanic: *fúx-ōn- f.; *fux-s-a- m., *fōx-s-a- m.
Russ. meaning: зверек (лиса)
References: WP II 79 f, Adams 352.
Comments: Differently in Pok. The comparison with Tokh B pako 'tail' is doubtful.

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