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Eurasiatic: *sun(g)V
Meaning: smell
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: (*sneu-)
Altaic: *saŋu(ńV) ( ~ z-) [Cf. also Mong. siŋsi- 'sniff' ]
Uralic: *śaŋkV (+ Perm. *su/üŋV 'smell'; *säŋe 'air' )
Kartvelian: *św-en- (?) (+ Georg. sun- 'smell, odour')
References: МССНЯ 342. ND 2080 *s[ü]NV 'breathe, take a rest, be calm' (Kartv. + TM from PA *zìŋke 'light, quiet' + Eg.); 2090 *süŋe 'to smell' (Kartv. + Mong. siŋsi- + Ural.). Cf. *SUNV.

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