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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *si̯ùnu
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: form, shape
Russian meaning: форма, вид
Turkic: *sɨ(j)n
Mongolian: *süne-sü
Japanese: *sùn-kata
Comments: Originally probably a shamanistic term ('soul', 'shape').
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Proto-Turkic: *sɨ(j)n
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 body, stature 2 monument, tomb 3 the exterior 4 idol 5 foreign person
Russian meaning: 1 тело, стан 2 памятник, могила 3 внешность 4 идол 5 чужеземец
Old Turkic: sɨn 1,2 (OUygh.)
Karakhanid: sɨn 1,2 (MK), 5 (KB)
Turkish: sin 2, 3
Tatar: sɨn 4
Middle Turkic: sin 2 (R.)
Uzbek: sin 1
Khakassian: sɨn 1
Shor: sɨn 1
Oyrat: sɨn 1
Tuva: sɨn 1
Kirghiz: sɨn 1
Kazakh: sɨn, sɨjaq 1
Noghai: sɨn 1
Bashkir: hɨn 2, 4
Balkar: sɨn 2
Karakalpak: sɨn 1, 2
Kumyk: sɨn 2
Comments: EDT 832, VEWT 418, 422, ЭСТЯ 7 (with a great deal of confusion - but probably a single root), Лексика 266.
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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *süne-sü
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: soul
Russian meaning: душа
Written Mongolian: süne-sü(n) (L 744)
Middle Mongolian: sunäsu 'breast' (MA)
Khalkha: süns
Buriat: hünehe(n)
Kalmuck: sümsṇ, sünsṇ
Ordos: sünesü, sünes
Dagur: sumse (Тод. Даг. 164), sumese (MD 213), sumsu
Shary-Yoghur: sunesǝn
Monguor: sunēʒǝ (SM 361), (MGCD sunēsǝ)
Comments: KW 340, MGCD 617. Mong. > Evk. sunesun, see Poppe 1966, 197, Doerfer MT 128.
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Japanese etymology :

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Proto-Japanese: *sùn-kata
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: form, shape
Russian meaning: форма, вид
Old Japanese: sugata
Middle Japanese: sùgàtá
Tokyo: súgata
Kyoto: súgàtà
Kagoshima: sugatá
Comments: JLTT 532. A compound with *kátà 'form, shape'.
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *šUNV
Meaning: soul
Altaic: *si̯ùnu
Uralic: *šuŋe
References: ND 2160 *šuŋe 'breathe'. Cf. *sun(g)V
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Uralic etymology :

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Number: 1026
Proto: *šuŋe
> Nostratic: > Nostratic
English meaning: soul (of a dead), ghost
German meaning: Seele (von Verstorbenen), Geist
Finnish: huu 'Gespenst, Geist, Spuk' (dial.; if not < Germ. *hugu-)
Mordovian: čov (E) 'menschliche Seele', čo-pača (E), šo-pača (M) 'Gespenst'
Komi (Zyrian): še̮n (Wied.) 'Schatten (von Verstorbenen', kań-še̮n (S) 'schlechte Katze', ker-ka-še̮n (S) 'schlechtes, verfallenes Haus'
Khanty (Ostyak): luŋk (V), juŋk (Vj.), toŋχ (DN), lŏŋk (O) 'Götze, Götzenbild' ( > Mansi N lōŋχ, So. lūŋχi)
Mansi (Vogul): tow, towi (KM), tē̮w (KO), tē̮wǝś (P) 'Schemen- oder Schattenseele des Menschen'
Sammalahti's version: *šoŋi
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