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Proto-Yenisseian: *puGVʒ
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: tail
Ket: hu:t, pl. hūŕǝŋ1 (Bak., Sur. hūdǝŋ1)
Yug: fu:t, pl. fūdiŋ1 / fu:diŋ3
Kottish: fugai, phugai, *fukai, pl. fugajaŋ, *fukajaŋ; Ass. (М., Кл.) pugáj
Arin: ṕhugáj (М., Кл.); isbugej (Лоск.)
Comments: ССЕ 253. A certain derivative is Kott. fugaʔiše, *fukajaše, Ar. pogejši (Стр.), ṕhúgajši (М., Сл., Кл.) "sable". Werner 1, 332 <*phuk-at / *phuk-aj>. The root contains a frequent body part suffix *-Vʒ - which, despite Werner ibid., has nothing to do with Ket aʔt 'bone'; nothing like *huk 'flaumig, wollig' is ever attested in any Yenisseian language. Werner's statement that "dem ket., jug. aʔt 'Knochen' entspricht in Komposita das kot. -ai" is inexplicable phonetically and plainly wrong: in a few cases of attested compounds of this type Kottish has not -ai, but -ar: cf. *χɔb-aʔd 'back(bone)' > Ket qɔvǝt, Yug xɔfat, Kott. hapar, *kas-aʔd 'foot sole' > Ket. kassat, Kott. hačar - quite consistently with the Kott. reflex of *ʔaʔd 'bone' which is Kott. ar-aŋ, ar-ša q.v.

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