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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *ŋṓjču
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: thin, small
Russian meaning: тонкий
Turkic: *ōču-
Mongolian: *öčü-
Tungus-Manchu: *ŋüši- (*ŋujši-)
Korean: *nằč-
Japanese: *úsú-
Comments: EAS 148, АПиПЯЯ 18, 43, 292; SKE 162-163. Medial *-j- has to be reconstructed to account for the peculiar vowel behaviour in Mong. and TM.
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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *ōču-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 thin, light, easy, worthless 2 youngest 3 to diminish
Russian meaning: 1 тонкий, легкий, простой, дешевый 2 младший 3 уменьшаться
Old Turkic: učuz 1 (Orkh., OUygh.)
Karakhanid: učuz 1 (MK)
Turkish: uǯuz 1
Tatar: ŭčɨz 1 (dial.)
Middle Turkic: uǯuz 1 (Pav. C.)
Azerbaidzhan: uǯuz 1
Turkmen: uǯɨ̄z 1
Khakassian: očɨ (dial.) 2
Shor: očɨ (Верб.) 2
Yakut: uohun- 3
Balkar: učuz 1
Gagauz: uǯüs 1
Karaim: uǯɨz, uǯuz 1
Kumyk: učuz 1
Comments: EDT 32, VEWT 509, 356, ЭСТЯ 1, 567-568, Лексика 339-340. Some Kypch. forms (Tat. ŭčsɨz, Bashk. ŭshŭδ 'cheap') are probably a result of reinterpreting učuz as uč-sɨz "edgeless" - as a result of late folk etymology.
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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *öčü-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: small, little
Russian meaning: маленький
Written Mongolian: öčüken, üčüken (L 629)
Middle Mongolian: uču(e)gan (HY 52), učugan, učuge(n) (SH), učkēn, očkeon (IM), učun, učukan, hučuken (MA)
Khalkha: öčǖxen, öcǖxen
Buriat: üsȫ(n) 'few'
Kalmuck: ücǖ(kṇ)
Ordos: ečǖken, öčȫχön
Baoan: ǯigaŋ
Dagur: učēk(en), učīken (Тод. Даг. 171) učēke(n), učiken, ušiken (MD 230, 233)
Monguor: ćōgön
Comments: KW 432, 460, MGCD 154.
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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *ŋüši- (*ŋujši-)
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: small
Russian meaning: маленький
Evenki: nitkūn (dial.)
Negidal: ńitkūn
Literary Manchu: isuxun 'tiny'
Jurchen: osu-wan (669)
Ulcha: ńūči
Orok: nūči
Nanai: nūči
Oroch: ŋīči
Udighe: ŋič`a
Solon: nisxũ, nisūxū̃
Comments: ТМС 1, 589-590.
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Korean etymology :

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Proto-Korean: *nằč-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: low, inferior
Russian meaning: низкий, худший
Modern Korean: nat- [nač-]
Middle Korean: nằs-kāp-, năč-
Comments: Nam 100, 101, KED 312.
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Japanese etymology :

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Proto-Japanese: *úsú-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: thin
Russian meaning: тонкий
Old Japanese: usu-
Middle Japanese: úsú-
Tokyo: ùsu-
Kyoto: úsu-
Kagoshima: úsu- [= úši-]
Nase: ùsú-
Comments: JLTT 843.
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *ŋUjcwV
Meaning: thin
Altaic: *ŋṓjču
Uralic: *üćä 'wenig, klein' (FU, UEW 78)
Dravidian: *ūnǯ-
Comments: Cf. similar forms: PA *ńìŋči 1456 (and PE *Naŋit- 'short'?), PFU *wäńć3 'dünn, schmal', *wäćkV id.; PDr *iS- small
References: ND 2596 *X[ü]nCV 'thin, narrow' (+ Eg., ?Cush.).
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Uralic etymology :

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Number: 143
Proto: *ićä (*üćä)
> Nostratic: > Nostratic
English meaning: few, small
German meaning: wenig, klein
Estonian: üsa 'Weniges', üsaga 'bei Wenigem, wenig zur Zeit', ei üsagi 'gar nichts'
Mari (Cheremis): izi (KB U), iźe (M), ize (B) 'klein'
Udmurt (Votyak): ič́i (S), ići (G) 'wenig', ič́i-meń (S), ići-meń (G) 'junge Frau; Schwägerin; Braut'
Komi (Zyrian): ić-aj (I) 'Stiefvater', ić-iń (V) 'Stiefmutter', ić-moń (S), ić-mo.ń (P) 'junge Frau, Schwiegertochter', ići-pi (PO) 'Schwager, Mannesbruder', iće̮t (S), uće̮t (P), u̇ćø.t (PO) 'klein'
Mansi (Vogul): ǖ͔š́ (= wūć od. üwć od. üć?) (TJ), wiś (KU), iś (P) 'klein', uś ēŋk (LO) 'младшая золовка'
Hungarian: *(w)üc'
Proto-Samoyed: *ücä
Addenda: Vgl. Sk. ča? Wahrscheinlich auch rejected Sam, vgl. auch Sam \*ücä.
K. Reshetnikov's notes: The Mansi word may be a Komi loan, but at present we have no decisive arguments in favour of this assumption. In Samoyed, *üsä would be expected. However, we may deal with a specific reflexation of Ur. *-c'- connected with the presence of an adjacent labial vowel (in Samoyed, similar phenomena are observed in several other examples). On the other hand, cf. also Lapp N (Friis) ucce 'parvus, exiguus' (Paas. Beitr. 160, Setälä FUF 2:229 etc., quoted also by Lytkin in ИВПЯ 179) with *-c- (although geminate) normally corresponding to Samoyed *-c-; still the comparison with Lapp is unreliable because of irregular vocalism (the Lapp form should be checked - note its scarse attestation as well as a possibility of other etymological relations).
References: FUV; КЭСКЯ; Paas. Beitr. 160-161FUV; Collinder Comp. Gr. 178, 414; ИВПЯ 179; Munkácsi B. Árja és kaukázusi elemek... 150
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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *ūnǯ- (*-nc-)
Meaning : lean, withered; to dry up
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Proto-South Dravidian: *unǯ- (*-nc-)
Proto-Telugu : *ū(n)c-
Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *ūnǯ-
Notes : Irregular correspondences.
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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *unǯ- (*-nc-)
Meaning : lean
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : uñcaṭṭai
Tamil meaning : leanness, thinness
Number in DED : 0735
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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *ū(n)c-
Meaning : withered, lean, thin
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : ū̃ca
Additional forms : Also [1] ū̃ca-paḍu, [2] ū̃ca-pōvu to become withered, lean or thin; ūsaramu lean; ūsarillu to become lean or reduced
Number in DED : 735
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Kolami-Gadba etymology :

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Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *ūnǯ-
Meaning : to dry up
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Parji : ūñ- "to dry up, become emaciated"
Number in DED : 735
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