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Eurasiatic: *ʔVkswV
Meaning: a k. of tree
Indo-European: *ōs-
Altaic: ?*gVša
Uralic: *oksa 'branch' ? (*okśa (Coll. 138) )
Dravidian: *agásti
References: МССНЯ 373, ОСНЯ 1, 255; ND 152 *[ʕ]oŝV(Ḳa) 'hard-wood tree, ash-tree'; compares also Turk. *os and Eg. ʕš 'cedar'. One should also note PY *ʔɔksi 'tree'.

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