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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *óŋdu
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a k. of small wild animal
Russian meaning: вид мелкого дикого животного
Turkic: *utɨŕ
Tungus-Manchu: *oŋda
Korean: *òńắrí
Japanese: *uni
Comments: An alternative match for PT could be Evk. hatala 'beaver' (ТМС 1, 384).
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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *utɨŕ
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: otter
Russian meaning: выдра
Chuvash: ъʷdъʷr
Yakut: ɨtɨɨ
Comments: Мудрак Дисс. 145. See under *Kạma a discussion of other possible traces of this root.
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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *oŋda
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 wolverine 2 seal
Russian meaning: 1 росомаха 2 нерпа
Literary Manchu: oŋniqa 1
Ulcha: oŋdo 1
Orok: onnorị 2
Nanai: oŋdo 1
Udighe: oŋdo 1
Comments: ТМС 2, 20, 21.
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Korean etymology :

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Proto-Korean: *òńắrí
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: badger
Russian meaning: барсук
Modern Korean: osori
Middle Korean: òńắrí
Comments: Nam 381, KED 1201.
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Japanese etymology :

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Proto-Japanese: *uni
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: sea urchin
Russian meaning: морской еж
Tokyo: úni
Kyoto: únì
Kagoshima: uní
Comments: JLTT 563 (original accent unclear).
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *wV(N)TV
Meaning: otter ?
Indo-European: *udr-
Altaic: *óŋdu
Eskimo-Aleut: *aŋtu- ?
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *udr-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: otter
Old Indian: udrá- m. `a k. of aquatic animal, otter'; Vaygali wacakok 'Otter'
Avestan: udra- 'Otter', Osset wyrd, urdä 'Otter'
Old Greek: hǘdro-s m. `Wasserschlange, Coluber nutrix', hǘdrǟ f. `Wasserschlange'
Slavic: *vɨ̄́drā
Baltic: *ū̂dr-ā̂ (1?) f., *ū̂dr-a-, -ia- (2?) m.
Germanic: *utr-a- m.
Latin: lutra f. `Fischotter'
Celtic: *udro- `Ottenfarbe' > Ir odar `dunkelfärbig, braun'
Russ. meaning: зверек (выдра)
References: WP I 252 f
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Vasmer's dictionary :

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Word: вы́дра
Near etymology: -- животное "Lutra vulgaris"; укр. ви́дра, блр. вы́дра, др.-русск. выдра, болг. ви́дра, сербохорв. ви̏дра, словен. vídra, чеш. vydra, слвц. vydra, польск. wydra, в.-луж. wudra, н.-луж. hudra.
Further etymology: Родственно лит. ū́dra "выдра", др.-прусск. wudro, лтш. ûdris, др.-инд. udrás "водяное животное", авест. udra- "выдра", греч. ὕδρος, ὕδρα "гидра, водяная змея", др.-исл. otr "выдра", д.-в.-н. ottar -- то же, далее, греч. ὕδωρ "вода", русск. вода́; см. Траутман, BSW 334; М. -- Э. 4, 406; Мейе, MSL 14, 342; Вальде2 449.
Pages: 1,367
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Baltic etymology :

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Proto-Baltic: *ū̂dr-ā̂ (1?) f., *ū̂dr-a-, -ia- (2?) m.
Meaning: otter
Indo-European etymology: Indo-European etymology
Lithuanian: ū́dra, dial. ū́dras `Fischotter'
Lettish: ûdris, ûdrs `Fischotter (Lutra vulgaris L.)'
Old Prussian: udro `Otter' V. 667
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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *utra-z
Meaning: otter
IE etymology: IE etymology
Old Norse: otr m. `Otter'
Norwegian: oter
Swedish: utter
Old Danish: odder
Old English: oter (otor, ottor) m. `otter'
English: otter
Middle Dutch: otter m.
Dutch: otter m.
Middle Low German: otter
Old High German: ottar (9. Jh.)
Middle High German: oter, otter st. m. 'otter, fischotter'
German: Otter m.
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Eskimo etymology :

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Proto-Eskimo: *aŋtu-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: seal (sp.)
Russian meaning: тюлень (спец.)
Proto-Yupik: *aŋt[u]-
Proto-Inupik: *aktu-ʁ-
Comments: The root looks like a derivative from *aŋ(u)- 'big' but this does not account for specific semantic connections to the meaning 'seal'. The shortness of the first vowel in Chaplino shows the non-derivative character of this stem.
Comparative Eskimo Dictionary: 32
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Yupik etymology :

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Proto-Yupik: *aŋt[u]-
Eskimo etymology: Eskimo etymology
Meaning: seal, sth. between an old walrus and a small whale
Russian Meaning: крупный старый лахтак, небольшой серый кит
Chaplino: aŋtāq (ʁǝt) 'big old seal or walrus', aŋtáχaq 'small grey whale', antóxpak* 'male walrus'
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Inupik etymology :

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Proto-Inupik: *aktu-ʁ-
Eskimo etymology: Eskimo etymology
Meaning: seal (sp.)
Russian meaning: тюлень (спец.)
NAI Dialects: Nu aktuʁruaq 'fully grown animal'
WCI Dialects: Net, Perry River aktuaqtaq 'large ringed seal' [Ras., Pryde]
Eastern Canadian Inupik: attuq 'adult bearded seal'
Comparative Eskimo Dictionary: 33
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